What sort of Judge is this ????

edited 31 May 2019 at 3:10PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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Man stays in PE controlled motorway car park and fell asleep for 6 hrs

Judge doubles the charge ??????

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7088033/Driver-29-fined-200-falling-asleep-motorway-services-driving-sick-mother.html

MOTORWAY SIGNS SAY
"TAKE A BREAK"
"TIREDNESS KILLS"

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  • UmkomaasUmkomaas Forumite
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    Judge doubles the charge ??????
    I suspect there's a bit of editorial sensationalism there. It's probably the standard PE court claim:

    £100 parking charge
    £50 solicitor costs
    £25 court filing fee
    £175.

    Possibly plus £25 hearing fee.

    Exactly what they were claiming, there was no added Judge 'punishment'. Non-story, MSA stays beyond 2 hours almost always carry a charge of around £12+.
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .
    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.
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  • fisherjimfisherjim Forumite
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    Typical Daily Fail lazy reporting there is not much substance to that article and I suspect as Umkomaas says the judge didn't double the [STRIKE]fine[/STRIKE] charge it's just the total of everything added up.


    He seems like a bit of a plonker anyway, and probably didn't challenge any of the charges that PE threw at him.
  • BrownTroutBrownTrout Forumite
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    The guy is an idiot. Motorway tickets are so easy to get cancelled
  • edited 31 May 2019 at 3:58PM
    MistyZMistyZ Forumite
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    edited 31 May 2019 at 3:58PM
    Shouldn't have happened at all.

    I have a chronic disease that causes severe fatigue, undiagnosed at the time of a journey to Shropshire from Shetland. No idea what was happening to me, too freaked out to do the rational thing and stop overnight - homing instinct was overwhelming. Numerous naps in service stations for as long as was necessary kept me safe on the roads.

    'Needed to rest' shouldn't even be questioned when there's a genuine reason, so much is at stake on motorways.
  • The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    It is not a fine.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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