Small, I did it with my keys and no too deep. Just to get level I stupidly thought.
No total clean, I am 57 years old
Sorry no sure if clear my last response.
I have no previous convictions. After 57 years no incidents with police or law.
If there is anyway I can avoid it.
I am a private tutor and it may affect my references.
What happens if they recognise me in a VIPER parade?
The police letter was addressed to my wife who is the owner of the car.
When I called the police, I gave my name and admitted I drive the car sometimes during the week but I did not admit to drive her car on the day, or to the keying of the other car either.
The police on the phone ask me to wait and that the case officer would call us during the week.
Can my wife refuse to identify the driver? how is done (phone-letter)? Which consequences will bring her. I do not want my wife to be affected in anyway (she is a nurse).
I also have to leave now.
Can you please answer my last mail when back?
Thank you for your patience but I am so anxious and ashamed
No, I cannot ask my wife to risk any sanction for failing to identify de driver. She is a NHS nurse and it will go into her criminal record I believe.
If I decide to identify myself as the driver and author of the damages, how do I go about asking for leniency (using letter - phone) and perhaps an unlikely verbal warning? Of course, I will be happy to compensate for damages to the other car and pay any fine the police may consider I deserve.
As ashamed as I feel for what I did, I think the consequences for my professional life will be excessive.
I do have to ask my wife and see what to do. Can I write to you you tomorrow? Thank you for your patience.
Sorry I do not understand all the software and screens they show. I am nervous and I may have clicked some "plus service" with free trial and £57 charge. Is this an extra charge on top of the £47 already paid?
Thank you I will contact you.
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.
Thank you for your answer, it starts to make sense for us.
If they cannot punish her, or give her a record, she will keep quiet and do not answer the mail/phone. I presume she does not have to write to them saying that she refuses to answer? does she?
If you do not advice us other thing, we are going to keep quiet and see what happen.
Anyway, thank you very much for your answer, you have given us hope. Even if I am ashamed for what I did, the professional price seems too high to pay.
Thank you Jo,
She is going to do so. If they contact us directly, she will use that line (she isn't prepare to help them). I cross my fingers and see if they leave the matter to rest.
Well thank you again, it is being a nightmare for us.
PD Will it be too cheeky, if we let you know about any police reaction?
Thank you a million
We really appreciate it
All the best for you
Daniel & Maria