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King’s Lynn Court said a banned driver was caught driving a car with a missing rear window

A court heard that police, who discovered a car with a missing rear window, tried to overtake it but soon lost sight of it.

The Vauxhall Astra was estimated to have reached a speed of 100 mph after exiting a garage forecourt and cruising down St. Pauls Road South, Marshland St. James, at around 12:20 p.m. on April 7th.

“Policemen drove off to make a stop. The vehicle was nowhere to be seen, ”District Attorney Bethany Richards told the Lynn magistrates yesterday.

King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court (45779872)

“Officers assumed that it had gone at a certain speed to avoid them.”

An area search has started and the video surveillance from the garage has been checked.

The car was found and driver Rightoues Price of Goose Lane in Marshland St. James was arrested in a trailer.

He was still wearing the same top and baseball cap that appeared in the CCTV images.

Reviews revealed that he had been banned from driving for six months in November 2020.

Price, 34, pleaded guilty, disqualified and driven without insurance.

To mitigate this, attorney Andrew Cogan said there must be doubts about the police’s assessment of his client’s speed on a country road.

“It’s hard to see how they could have made a speed guess because it was so far away and they weren’t catching up with them,” he said.

Mr Cogan said Price refilled the car in the garage because he had just sold it.

“He did not see a police car and had no reason to drive off quickly,” he added.

Price received six penalty points and a £ 250 fine for driving during disqualification. Not having insurance, he was fined £ 150 and his license was confirmed.

He was also sentenced to £ 105 in costs and a £ 40 sacrificial surcharge.

* Price’s father was also due in the same court on charges of a number of serious driving crimes.

At an earlier hearing, Righteous Price, 52, admitted at the same address that he was driving alcohol, disqualified and without insurance on November 19, 2019 on Smeeth Road, Marshland St. James.

He also pleaded guilty to taking control of a vehicle on Lynn Road, Wisbech, on February 20, 2020 while over the alcohol limit.

And the most recent offenses have been driving dangerously, driving while disqualifying, failing to stop for a police officer, and lack of insurance on Mount Pleasant Road in Wisbech on July 14, 2020.

Magistrates were told that Price Snr was unable to attend Thursday for medical reasons and the case was postponed until May 26th.

The conditional deposit has been extended. He is not allowed to sit in the front seat of a vehicle and live and sleep at his home address unless he is in hospital for treatment.


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