An Essex motorist has been banned from driving for three years and has had his driving endorsed with an unbelievable 144 points.
The maximum amounts of points you can have on your driving licence before getting a ban is 12, with a typical speeding offence normally attracting 3 points on your licence.
Ashley Peart, 27, was given a 36-month ban from driving after a total of four different cars, each one registered in his name, were caught exceeding the speed limit a total of 24 times!
The court was told how Peart failed to inform the police as to who was behind the wheel of the four cars at the time of each offence.
The cars, a BMW, Audi and two Ford Focuses were clocked speeding between July last year and January in Laindon, Rayleigh and Southend.
Police Staff based at the Essex Police Camera Enforcement Office wrote to Peart but he then either ignored the letters or failed to respond to them with enough information about who the driver was at the time of the offences which all occurred within a short period of time.
Police Officers were even sent to Peart’s home address in order to make contact with him, but he still failed to cooperate and/or give enough information to the police in relation to who was driving the cars at the time of the offences.
He was subsequently summoned to Southend Magistrates Court where he was found guilty of failing to identify the driver of the vehicles.
It is not known as to whether or not Peart tried to defend his case, or on what basis such a defence was given.
Peart was handed down a fine of £1490 and ordered to pay court costs of £800 along with a victim surcharge of £30.
PC Daniel Cordwell, from Essex Police, told the Metro that Peart’s haul was more than double the previous highest he’d seen at 60 points.
‘Peart produced insufficient and misleading details on numerous occasions and by his own admission he had an overwhelming amount of offences to deal with in a short period of time, which he chose to try and ignore in the hope they would go away.
‘These cases did not go away and he has been disqualified.
‘Hopefully this will give Peart time to think about the consequences of his actions.
‘Essex Police takes road safety very seriously.
‘If you are caught speeding and fail to respond to us, we will find you and we will take you to court.’
PC Cordwell said drivers trying to ‘get off’ speeding tickets by claiming someone else was driving risked being prosecuted for perverting the course of justice.
Peart, of Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff, Essex, appeared before magistrates last Tuesday.
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