Lorry Driver Who Told Magistrates Cab Was His Home Escapes Driving Ban

PUBLISHED: 18:50 02 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 04 May 2010

A LORRY driver who lives in his cab escaped a driving ban for speeding this week, because a disqualification would leave him homeless. Nicholas Woolley admitted driving at 53 mph on the A142 at Chatteris, when his Scania lorry was subject to a 40 mph spee

A LORRY driver who lives in his cab escaped a driving ban for speeding this week, because a disqualification would leave him homeless.

Nicholas Woolley admitted driving at 53 mph on the A142 at Chatteris, when his Scania lorry was subject to a 40 mph speed limit.

With nine points already on his licence, Woolley could have been banned from driving for six months by Ely magistrates.

Woolley, 49, of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, was fined £135 with three points endorsed on his licence, and he must pay costs and a surcharge totalling another £50.


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