Woman who lied over speeding tickets facing prison – and her car was only going 5mph over the limit

Speed watch volunteers will be trained by police
Speed watch volunteers will be trained by police
  • Angela Banks’ car caught twice by the speed camera in Bierton
  • She lied over who was driving the vehicle
  • Banks has been warned she faces jail for perjury
  • Police warn lying to avoid fine and points is simply not worth the risk
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A woman who lied about who was driving her car when it was twice caught speeding in Bierton has been warned she faces jail.

Angela Banks’ Citroen C5 was caught by speed camera going at 35mph in Aylesbury Road, which has a 30mph limit, back in August and September 2012.

I continue to be astonished that some drivers are prepared to risk conviction of serious criminal charges, and the life-changing consequences this can bring, rather than admit to speeding offences.

PC Jim Davies

The 52 year old, of Wedgewood Street, Aylesbury, then falsely told police that the driver was a relative of hers who was visiting the UK from Spain but who had since returned.

She has now been found guilty of two counts of perjury and will be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on April 2.

After the verdict the judge told her she can expect to be sent to prison.

Investigating Officer PC Jim Davies said: “I continue to be astonished that some drivers are prepared to risk conviction of serious criminal charges, and the life-changing consequences this can bring, rather than admit to speeding offences.

“Anyone considering this course of action should be aware we will investigate and prosecute if we find evidence that incorrect information has been given. “

The speeding offences were not prosecuted as the delay in establishing the identity of the driver exceeded the statutory time period in which a speeding prosecution must be brought, which is six months.