Man, 32, fined after driving offence

A MAN has been fined and given seven points on his licence after admitting driving without due care and attention.

Dale Craig Marson, 32, of Well Close Square, Whitby, also pleaded guilty to failing to stop and failing to report an accident, which happened on November 9 at Cloughton.

During a hearing at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Catherine Turnbull said the incident occurred 400 yards from the junction of the A171 and Limestone Road at 6.35am.

She described how a driver going in the opposite direction had suddenly seen a vehicle coming towards him on his side of the road.

Marson was seen to be overtaking a HGV, but had not seen the oncoming vehicle as it was hidden by a dip in the road.

He swerved his vehicle, hit the other car, then carried on towards Scarborough.

The court heard how the driver suffered concussion and whiplash, along with another motorist who was in the following car, suffered minor whiplash.

Marson is then said to have driven to work, done a full day, then reported the accident at Scarborough police station at 6.15pm.

Ian Brickman, mitigating, said: “This is his first appearance and he apologises for the fact he’s here at all.

“The ironic part is that the more serious matters arise from the fact he didn’t remain at the scene.”

Mr Brickman added that following the accident his client had “panicked” and that was the only reason he did not stop.

Marson was fined £365 and given seven points on his licence.