Solicitor fined after failing to ID driver in Thurrock

Basildon Magistrates Court

THE director of a law firm has been fined £900 after refusing to reveal the identity of a driver in a company car that was believed to be speeding.

John Cayton, 61, of Woodland Way in Tadworth, Surrey, was fined at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 1 November.

It followed reports of a Black Ford Kuga travelling on the Dartford Crossing towards Thurrock at speed on 4 January this year.

In addition, Cayton had six points placed on his licence and was ordered to pay a three-figure sum in other costs.
Investigating officer, PC Daniel Cordwell, said: “We will not allow individuals to hide behind the mask of their company – it’s your responsibility to ensure that you abide by the law at all times, regardless of your profession or your position within that company.

“I hope that this will serve as a clear message to other business-owners about their responsibilities. You will not be exempt in a court of law if you fail to provide the information we need, no matter how small you think the offence is.”

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