Good morning Jo,
I know you are in a trial today, please answer after you finish, if you can.
I spoke to my wife (no married, 35 y. together). She agrees no to answer the police letter, nor to take their phone calls, and see what the police do after. Or, if advisable, to write to them saying she cannot remember who the driver was.
She also pointed two things:
a) The letter does not mention S172, the location, the time, nor the scratches. It says: "incident was reported ... involving the driver..." " Could you supply the details of the driver ...on that day".
It was, only, in my phone call, that the officer mentioned a "road rage incident", the area & the scratches, but left the matter for the case officer to phone us about it.
b) She understands that for traffic incidents, failure to identify the driver will carry a fine and some points in her driving licence (she is willing to accept them). However if this is not a pure traffic incident (scratches were after initial verbal confrontation) Can she change her position if more serious consequences are threaten by the police after failing to identify the driver?.
As a NHS nurse, she worries about criminal records only. Apart from that, she does not mind fines or points.
Thank you and good luck in court today.
PS I will be available after 3pm if you have the time.