Speeding driver fined

A SCARBOROUGH man has been fined for travelling nearly 25mph over the speed limit.

Graham Daniel Brown, 32, pleaded guilty at Bridlington Magistrates’ Court to travelling at 54mph on the A165 at Beeford on August 9 last year. The limit on the stretch of road is 30mph.

Brown, who separated from his wife before Christmas, currently has no fixed abode and gave the court his work address in Westborough. He said problems over his living situation had led to him appearing before magistrates.

Brown had been offered the chance to pay a fixed penalty notice after being caught speeding, but said he never received it because the notice was sent to the address he had shared with his wife.

“My circumstances at the moment have been very hard,” he added.

Magistrates fined Brown £60 and ordered he pay £40 costs and £15 victims surcharge. He also received six penalty points.