Man jailed for changing number plates after speeding
Kyle Nixon who changed the appearance of his number plates after he was
caught speeding on the A1 has been jailed for three months
Mr Nixon was clocked by a static speed camera doing
87mph in a 70 mph limit on the A1 at Great Ponton, near Grantham, on
Lincoln Crown Court heard Nixon, from Kent,
was sent a notice of intended prosecution by Lincolnshire Police as he
was the registered keeper of the vehicle caught speeding, a Vauxhall
After receiving the speeding
notice Nixon telephoned the ticket office and claimed he could not be
the driver as he had not been in Lincolnshire for two weeks and asked if
there was any pictures of the vehicle and was told to email the ticket
office images of his own car.
Mr Bishop said when the
ticket office received three images of Nixon's car on October 29 it was
clear the appearance of the number plates had changed but not the
Nixon sent the ticket office further close
up images of his number plates on November 11 but finally admitted he
was the driver three days later.
Siward James-Moore, mitigating, told the court
Nixon initially did not realise that his journey had taken him through
Mr James-Moore said when Nixon finally
realised he was the driver he tried to "wriggle off the hook." Mr
James-Moore added: "He was in a hole and kept on digging when he should
have put his hands up."
Nixon pleaded guilty to a charge of
perverting the course of justice between October 9 and November 14 last
year and speeding on October 2.
He was jailed for three months and also received three penalty points on his driving licence.
Passing sentence Recorder Ciaran Rankin told Nixon his actions struck at the heart of the criminal justice system.
Recorder Rankin told him: "Having been caught, what followed was a series of acts of the upmost stupidity."