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Driver’s guilty plea was sent to wrong court
2:03pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A Low Bentham woman found guilty in her absence by Skipton magistrates for driving without insurance has had her sentence reduced after magistrates later heard her guilty plea had been sent to Harrogate Magistrates Court.
Alison Guy, 46, had originally been dealt with in her absence by magistrates on December 28 and fined £600, with six penalty points and costs, but three days later, Skipton magistrates heard that she had sent a letter pleading guilty to driving without insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence in Ingleton on October 16 to Harrogate Court.
Skipton magistrates heard that Guy, of Burton Road, had also offered mitigation, saying she had failed to update her licence which had left insurance on her Ford Cherokee invalid.
For driving without insurance, magistrates endorsed Guy’s licence with six penalty points and fined her £110 (instead of the £600 previously imposed) and ordered her to pay costs of £45 and a victims surcharge of £25. There was no separate penalty for the licence offence.