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Landscaper fined and banned from roads for dangerous driving

A man who appealed to Magistrates’ Court to let him keep his driver’s licence for the sake of his business has been given an 18 month ban.

Adam King, 41, on May 25 appealed to Magistrates’ Court to keep his licence after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failure to stop for police, riding an unlicensed motorbike and not having insurance.

King, from Hamilton Parish, said his landscaping business would fold if he was unable to drive.

But he appeared in court last Friday and said his work van had been set on fire so he would not be able to work anyway.

King, from Hamilton Parish, pleaded guilty to the offences which happened in Hamilton Parish last month.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined King $1,000 and banned him from the roads for the dangerous driving offence.

He fined him $2,050 for the other offences – a total of $3,050.

Mr Wolffe gave King until September 30 to pay the cash to the court.

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