Court: Man Admits Dangerous Driving In UK

May 8, 2019

A Bermudian man has reportedly been banned from the roads in England after he “roared” around at 80mph and “ignored stop signs,” according to a report in the Nottingham Post.

The report said, “A Mercedes driver was banned from the roads after a court heard that he roared round Bestwood Park at 80mph one night.

“City magistrates heard that Toronto Darrell also ignored “stop” signs at junctions and went on the offside of “keep left” bollards on 20mph streets, city magistrates heard.

“They decided to send the case to Nottingham Crown Court where he is due to be sentenced on June 11. But the driving disqualification starts immediately.

“Mark Fielding, prosecuting, told the two JPs: “This was a high speed police chase through a built-up area over a substantial distance.

“It was 10pm, time when people are likely to be about. He was going the wrong way round bollards and ignoring ‘stop’ signs. This has all the hallmarks of being a matter for the crown court because your sentencing powers are inadequate. He was doing 80mph in a 20mph limit.”

“Nikki Carlisle, mitigating, said that Darrell pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on the basis that he was going at 60mph and not 80mph.

“The magistrates ordered a probation report on Darrell, who is Bermudian and gave his address as St Stephen’s Close, Walthamstow, London. He admitted dangerous driving and having no insurance.

“Darrell, 54, told the court that he had taken the train to get to court and cannot afford to get back.

“I don’t know England. I have not got any funds to pay for trains. I was let on the train because I didn’t have the £180 and something,” he added.”

You can read the full story here on Nottingham Post.

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