Chapel man avoids court driving ban

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AN ELECTRICIAN who argued he would lose his job if he lost his driving licence under the totting up procedure, successfully asked the court not to disqualify him when he appeared in front of magistrates in Skegness last week.

Christian Thomas Hill (23) of Elizabeth Drive, Chapel St Leonards, had been convicted in his absence of driving at 44mph in a 30mph area at Chapel Lane, Addlethorpe on April 2.

Hill, who was liable to be disqualified under the totting up procedure after accumulating 12 points on his licence over three years, told magistrates he needed to drive to carry out his job as an electrician.

He added that if he was disqualified, he would lose the job.

The magistrates found that there would be exceptional hardship if he was disqualified but warned him he could not use the same excuse again.

He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.