Driver gets £350 fine

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

A SCARBOROUGH woman has been hit with a £350 fine and six penalty points after admitting causing a collision with another motorist.

Joanne Howe, 22, of Franklin Street, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and not having third party insurance at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court following an incident in High Street, Burniston, last year.

Prosecuting, Katy Varlow told the court Howe had momentarily looked away from the road to reach for an inhaler when she collided with another driver.

She added the damage was relatively minor and no injuries were sustained.

Howe, defending herself, told the court she regretted the incident and did not realise her insurance had expired and wouldn’t have driven the vehicle if she had known of its ending.

After handing out the six-point licence endorsement, magistrates decided not to impose a separate penalty for the due care and attention charge but ordered her to pay a £350 fine and £45 costs.