Banned for having teen on car

PUBLISHED: 16:41 24 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

DISABLED Jessica Green, who drove her Motability car around Ely market place with a teenager clinging to the bonnet, has been banned from driving until she takes a re-test. Green had pleaded with city magistrates not to take her off the road, but the magi

DISABLED Jessica Green, who drove her Motability car around Ely market place with a teenager clinging to the bonnet, has been banned from driving until she takes a re-test.

Green had pleaded with city magistrates not to take her off the road, but the magistrates told her: "You need waking up, it was outrageously reckless driving."

Green, 20, of West Drive, Soham, who uses crutches, told the court: "I am disabled, I live in Soham and I have no way of getting around at all, except in my car, I would be literally stranded."

"I need the car for socialising and shopping, I live one and a half miles from the shops."

At an earlier hearing, Green had admitted driving without due care and attention on the market place on October 30 last year.

The court heard how CCTV operators watched in horror as Green drove her Vauxhall Astra with a teenager on its bonnet. The youngster's legs were swinging as the car turned in circles around the pedestrian area, while a group of youngsters watched the spectacle.

When police asked her why she had been driving in an anti-social manner, Green replied: "I was being sociable, I was making everyone laugh."

Green had also admitted speeding in Cambridge, driving at 40 mph along Elizabeth Way in Cambridge, where there is a 30 mph speed limit in force.

She was fined £80 with £50 costs for careless driving, and fined another £60 with three points endorsed on her licence for speeding.

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