A man has been jailed after admitting perverting the course of justice following a motoring offence in Lincolnshire.
On June 6, 2012, a car was caught traveling at 47mph on the A17 Station Road at Swineshead Bridge. Notices were sent to a number of people linked to the car, which had broken the road’s 40mph limit, but no driver was ever identified.
The individual concerned, of Wigston in Leicestershire, was summoned for failing to respond to one of the notices. He was found guilty by magistrates on April 10 last year and received fines and costs totalling £765 and six penalty points.
The 69-year-old appealed against the conviction, claiming that he had responded to the notice before he was summoned. However investigations found the documents had been dated before he was called to court, but had the reference number for the summons also written in.
It meant the trial was halted to allow investigations into an offence of perverting the course of justice. He was interviewed by Lincolnshire Police, but officers say he continued to maintain his claim that he had responded to the notice before the summons was issued, and had not pre-dated it.
It meant he was charged with doing an act or series of acts with the intent to Pervert the Course of Justice. The defendant pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court, and was sentenced to 28 days in jail on June 3.