The fear of 3 points on his license saw a Birmingham driver panic as he wanted to “make his speeding offence go away.”
Mouad Abdul “panicked” and paid a crook £350 to “make his speeding offence go away” – fearing his insurance premium would rocket. Mouad Abdul shelled out the cash to someone else who filled in the paperwork and invented a fake name for the driver.
But the 23-year-old failed to dodge the law when police realised the Manchester address also provided had been used in several other speeding cases. Now Abdul, of Malmesbury Road in Small Heath, has been convicted of perverting the course of justice.
So instead of a few points on his license, Mouad now has a six-month suspended sentence, a fine of £365. Mouad was also ordered to perform 200 hours unpaid work and given three points on his licence. The best part about this – He was eligible to go on a speed awareness course!
Pc Phil Warren, from West Midlands Police’s Camera Enforcement Unit, said: “Mr Abdul wrongly believed that, by paying somebody else to fill out a speeding notice with fake details, he could avoid liability and prosecution.
“We actively investigate these matters and regardless of the myths, these matters never go away.
“Had Mr Abdul accepted the speeding offence at the beginning he would have been eligible for a speed awareness course.
“Instead he received a more serious penalty and a criminal conviction.”
The driver was caught speeding last November, prompting him to turn to the unknown scammer, who filled in the fake details of who was at the wheel. But officers from the Camera Enforcement Unit grew suspicious and worked with colleagues in Greater Manchester Police.
Pc Warren confirmed the driver identified as having been involved did not exist while Manchester officers discovered the address was a so-called “void” premises. Abdul attended an interview with the Camera Enforcement Unit and admitted paying someone to take the blame for the ticket because he thought his insurance premium would rise.