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speeding in 30mph zone in september 2012 in cornwall
fo rjomo1972 the case concerns exceeding the 30mph limit at pipers pool cornwall from october 2012 onwards I was ill from the side effects of a newly proscribed prescription drug, which I am not taking at this current time. the court hearing was on the 17th June 2013 at bodmin. I elected to represent myself. I asked the clerk if they had copies of my witness statement with regard to my health at the relevant time, and back up documents. he replied that they would not hear my statement, as soon as I tried to explain the chairperson asked the clerk whether there was any way he could ban me from driving(on medical grounds) the clerk advised the bench that there were NO grounds but the chair persisted and said that my illness was nothing of there concern; at this juncture the duty solicitor stood up and said if it pleased the court he would speak to me; this they allowed; his advice was they do not like you and you are winding them up; so though its not fair go back in and plead guiulty, otherwise the chair will find a back door way to ban you for 3 months. In the event i was fined £145.
FOR JOMO1972 yes this was the first that I attended other dates prev to this were missed because I was unable to attend; my GP provided covering letters in each case, one was for the meds and the other for a foot problem I have which makes walking impossible. I was told by the bench to sit in the dock and asked how do I plead I said not guilty and started to try and explain when I was told this had nothing to do with them, it was at this point that I asked the clerk whether they had my statement and he said the court was going to hear this.It was at this point that thr chair said"can I ban him from driving for any reason" I tried again to explain my situation, and the reasons for my plea, but as i started the duty solicitor interjected into the proceedings, and they allowed this.
FOR JOMO1972 I did not try to say that my medical condition was the reason for the offence, the witness statement was proof of the fact that I had failed to attend because of this condition. I was also saying that because of the way these medicines treated me I was unable to process the various paperwork in any meaningful way, my submission if I had been listened to was that