Man in court after giving false details

A man who failed to provide police with details of who was driving his BMW M3 at excessive speeds across South Yorkshire has appeared before Barnsley Magistrates Court.

Lee Donnelly, 32 from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to provide driver details following speeding offences in April last year.

On 11 April 2019, Donnelly attempted to evade prosecution by nominating two other drivers, including one, which could not be traced to an address provided after he was caught driving at speeds over 160mph on the M1.

When asked to produce documentation to show that either of these drivers were insured to drive the vehicle, he was unable to provide the relevant documents.

Appearing before Barnsley Magistrates Courts last week (24 February), Donnelly was fined a total of £2020 and given 12 points on his licence.

Scott Dernie, Safety Camera Manager said, “This has been a long investigation, involving a number of the team. Their determination has brought Donnelly to justice and they should be commended for their efforts.

“I hope this serves as a deterrent to those who choose to try and evade prosecution by providing false nominations. Our enquiry team will not always take everything at face value and they will investigate anything that raises suspicion.”

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