A court case for speeding today, with a driver accused of going at a hair-raising 18mph!
“James William Dunn, of 117 Birbeck Road, Beckenham, was summoned for exceeding the ten mile limit at Ifield on Nov 16th.
“P.C. Welsh said the speed was eighteen miles an hour. Mr J.E. Dell appeared for the prosecution. Mr Rowhand Harker, barrister-at-law, defended, and cross-examined at some length.
“Sgt W.C. Trott, P.C. Welch and P.C. Trevor gave evidence. Defendants’ employer Mr Draghorn declared that his speedometer did not exceed ten miles per hour.
“Defendant said this was the first time he drove the car which was a 45 h.p. He corroborated his employer’s evidence. Fined £1 1s and £1 17s 3d costs.”
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