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My partner and named driver failed to stop when asked by police

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My partner and named driver failed to stop when asked by police and driving without due care and attention, what is the likely outcome of these offences please?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
What is the nature of the careless driving please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

He failed to stop when.a copper indicated him to and drove down the road at speed. He was eventually stopped the site's entrance and was

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
What was teh speed limit and what was the speed?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

He kept to the speed limit whilst going through the village area. Then he entered a road which was national speed limit. He travelled on this road for approximately one and a half miles then turned into the road (private rd) and was stopped at the entrance to the caravan park we live at.Hope this helps

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok.
So what speed was he doing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No faster than 50 mph it's a B Road with no Street lighting.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
I thought you said he was speeding?
I am going to need to know the nature of the driving without due care to tell you what the outcome will be.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

He swerved up an embankment on his side of the road when an oncoming car came nearer. This was all recorded by police, he had taken a few more strong painkillers than prescribed. But was not tested for this or made to do any walking in a straight line of touch his nose with eyes closed

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
OK.
That is the bigger issue. The major issue is the driving without due care and attention and I would expect 3-6 points unless a pedestrian was actually placed at risk.
There is an outside chance that the failure to stop could be prosecuted but I wouldn't expect it. If it is prosecuted than it carries 3 points and a fine. It is rare that this offence is prosecuted these days and a driving without due care and attention usually covers the criminality.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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