Sobering thought

PUBLISHED: 11:13 06 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010

85mph on the Forty Foot road A MOTORIST caught driving at 85mph along the Forty Foot Bank at Chatteris – the site of several fatal accidents – was fined £300 this week. Lee Burgess, 20, of Dalton Way, Ely, admitted breaking the 50mph speed limit. He had s

85mph on the

Forty Foot road

A MOTORIST caught driving at 85mph along the Forty Foot Bank at Chatteris - the site of several fatal accidents - was fined £300 this week.

Lee Burgess, 20, of Dalton Way, Ely, admitted breaking the 50mph speed limit. He had six points endorsed on his driving licence, and must pay £35 costs and a £15 surcharge.

"The 50mph limit is there so people don't drive into the river," he was told by Peter Waterfield, presiding magistrates at Wisbech courthouse. "A number of people have lost their lives there."

Careless driving

A WOMAN who lost control of her car and ploughed into an oncoming vehicle on the A10 at Ely has admitted careless driving.

Sharon Brown, 29, of Meadow Court, Littleport, suffered a cut lip and concussion in the accident on February 7.

She told the police: "All I can remember is getting near the edge, and trying to pull the car back. I could not stop it hitting the other car."

Ely magistrates fined Brown £250 with £42 costs and endorsed five points on her licence.

DRUNKEN Jason Parkin put up "a bit of a fight" when arrested in Newmarket on August 15.

But after he sobered up he was polite and co-operative, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday.

Parkin, 25, of Derby Way, Newmarket, admitted being drunk and disorderly. He told the court he had a drink problem, and could remember little about the incident.

He was fined £100 with £50 costs and a £15 surcharge.

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