Driver who jumped from moving car fined

Court News.
Court News.

A driver failed to stop when directed to by police officers and then jumped out of his car before it stopped in an attempt to avoid them, a court has been told.

Ryan Anthony Robson, 23, of Wright Willson Street in Retford, admitted failing to stop after a collision, refusing to stop for a police officer, careless driving and driving with only one ‘L-plate’ when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court last week.

The court was told that at 9.15pm on May 18, officers on Roman Bank saw a Ford Mondeo coming towards them with its fog lamps on even though it wasn’t foggy.

They signalled the car to stop but it didn’t and then the driver pulled into a caravan park at Ingoldmells and everyone jumped out and ran off.

The car kept moving and hit a barrier. The following day, Robson, who was the registered owner, rang Skegness Police to report that the car had been stolen but he later went and admitted he had been the driver.

Robson was summonsed to appear in court but failed to do so and appeared in custody, having been arrested.

Mitigating, Dave Clapham said others in the vehicle were egging him on not to stop as they had tickets for something and they didn’t want to miss it.

“He made a silly, stupid decision but did face up to it in the end,” he said.

Robson was fined £250, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge. He was banned from driving for six months.