May 7, 2015

Loses Licence After Test Drive

A man in Swansea has lost his driving licence after a prospective buyer took the car he was selling for a test drive and died in a crash. He had been in the passenger seat when the buyer drove the car he was looking to buy into trees at a Caravan Park.

The owner of the car, Mark Saunders, was convicted at Swansea Magistrates’ Court of aiding and abetting another using a motor vehicle without third party insurance, for which he had been fined £150, with £620 costs, and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

The court was told Saunders, who dislocated a shoulder in the accident and had a long record of driving offences, lost his home as a result of the accident, and had since divorced. The court heard that there were aggravating factors. It was a very significant fatality and Saunders has a bad record of driving offence.

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