A BASINGSTOKE woman has been handed points after being caught speeding.

Dawn Clarke, of Tortuga Walk, on Sunday, October 9 drove an Audi A3 on Popley Way at a speed of 44 miles per hour, exceeding the 30 miles per hour speed limit.

During a hearing held at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 15 she was found guilty of the offence in her absence.

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She had previously pleaded not guilty to the offence on Thursday, May 25 last year.

Magistrates handed the 42-year-old five penalty points and ordered a fine of £440 to be paid.

Court costs of £620 and a surcharge fee of £176 must be paid.