New driver loses licence after speeding and giving false address

Burnley Magistrates Court
Burnley Magistrates Court

A Nelson teenager stopped for clocking up twice the speed limit in a hired Audi A3 tried to evade detection by giving police false details, a court heard.

Accountancy student Aakaf Sajid (18) gave an officer a name and address and the officer attempted to confirm it was the correct one.

However, Mrs Tracy Yates (prosecuting) told Burnley magistrates: “The officer took him to that address and an elderly male answered the door and said he had no idea who he was.”

Sajid, who was not insured, finally gave the right information to the officer, who again took him to the address given, where the defendant’s identity was confirmed.

The hearing was told the officer had illuminated his blue lights and sirens after he spotted Sajid doing about 80mph in a 40mph zone in Barrowford Road, Nelson, at 10-15pm.

The defendant stopped in Surrey Road, mounting the pavement. Mrs Yates said: “He was issued with a warning over the speed he was driving at and the vehicle was seized.”

Sajid, who is on a degree course in Liverpool, is a new driver, will now lose his licence and will have to take his test again.

The DVLA will revoke the licence of anyone who gets more than six points within two years of passing their test and the defendant was given eight.

Sajid, of Fleet Street, admitted obstructing police and no insurance on March 19th and was fined £120, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He had no previous convictions.

Mr Glen Smith (defending) said Sajid passed his test last year. His friend had hired the vehicle. The Smith added: “Basically, he’s made quite a mistake on this occasion.”