Hook man fined for speeding in town

Basingstoke Gazette: Hook man fined for speeding in town Hook man fined for speeding in town

A HOOK man has been fined more than £600 for speeding in the village.

Trevor Michael Solley, of Pexalls Close, was caught breaking the 30mph speed limit in Griffin Way South on April 25 last year.

The 44-year-old was fined £665 at a hearing at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court. He was also ordered to pay a £66 victim surcharge and £85 costs. His licence was endorsed with four points.

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6:20pm Tue 14 Jan 14

radders19 says...

What is the rest of this story? You don't get fined over £600 for speeding unless you have also been up to something else.
What is the rest of this story? You don't get fined over £600 for speeding unless you have also been up to something else. radders19
  • Score: -1

12:52pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

radders19 wrote:
What is the rest of this story? You don't get fined over £600 for speeding unless you have also been up to something else.
These points and fine are within the sentencing guidelines for somebody who was doing 45mph* in a 30mph limit, who has held a licence for more than 2 years and which is currently clean. The court could have given him an immediate ban, a maximum of 6 points and a fine of £1000 which is means tested. So I assume Trevor Michael Solley has more money than sense, but not enough money to pay the top fine.
* I do not know what speed he was travelling at but the fact that it went to court rather than being dealt with by a £60 fixed penalty fine and 3 points suggests it might have been well over the speed limit.
[quote][p][bold]radders19[/bold] wrote: What is the rest of this story? You don't get fined over £600 for speeding unless you have also been up to something else.[/p][/quote]These points and fine are within the sentencing guidelines for somebody who was doing 45mph* in a 30mph limit, who has held a licence for more than 2 years and which is currently clean. The court could have given him an immediate ban, a maximum of 6 points and a fine of £1000 which is means tested. So I assume Trevor Michael Solley has more money than sense, but not enough money to pay the top fine. * I do not know what speed he was travelling at but the fact that it went to court rather than being dealt with by a £60 fixed penalty fine and 3 points suggests it might have been well over the speed limit. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 9

7:23pm Wed 15 Jan 14

radders19 says...

Agreed, it just seems a very big fine for only one extra point.
Agreed, it just seems a very big fine for only one extra point. radders19
  • Score: -1

1:25pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

radders19 wrote:
Agreed, it just seems a very big fine for only one extra point.
That is because the fine is means tested. If he was better off he could have had a £1000 fine to go with his 4 points. The 4 points give an indication of how fast he was driving and the fine gives an indication of his wealth.
[quote][p][bold]radders19[/bold] wrote: Agreed, it just seems a very big fine for only one extra point.[/p][/quote]That is because the fine is means tested. If he was better off he could have had a £1000 fine to go with his 4 points. The 4 points give an indication of how fast he was driving and the fine gives an indication of his wealth. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 3

8:33am Fri 17 Jan 14

Buster Preciation says...

If he'd actually crashed whilst high on drugs he would have been given a 'second chance'. Can someone explain the consistency between these two current stories?
If he'd actually crashed whilst high on drugs he would have been given a 'second chance'. Can someone explain the consistency between these two current stories? Buster Preciation
  • Score: 7

3:00pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Buster Preciation wrote:
If he'd actually crashed whilst high on drugs he would have been given a 'second chance'. Can someone explain the consistency between these two current stories?
Beats me.
But in defence of the judiciary: the man in this story has completed his 'sentence' whereas the man who was handed a suspended sentence could be jailed if he breaks the conditions of his 'sentence'. I say 'could' because he has to be caught and then put in front of judge who does not give him yet another chance.
[quote][p][bold]Buster Preciation[/bold] wrote: If he'd actually crashed whilst high on drugs he would have been given a 'second chance'. Can someone explain the consistency between these two current stories?[/p][/quote]Beats me. But in defence of the judiciary: the man in this story has completed his 'sentence' whereas the man who was handed a suspended sentence could be jailed if he breaks the conditions of his 'sentence'. I say 'could' because he has to be caught and then put in front of judge who does not give him yet another chance. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 2

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