Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help with this
Alex Watts : for now please confirm there Is no allegation for fail to stop?
no there isn't an allegation for fail to stop - he was at traffic lights by the petrol station (there is dual carriageway for right turning traffic) he was in lane to go straight on.
The unmarked car pulled alongside him without blue lights flashing and the officer person wound down his window and indicated for son to pull over.
then escorted son to a weighbridge
Alex Watts : And he accepts there were officers that gave him the ticket?
He says it was police officers
Alex Watts : And he has a ticket or fixed penalty?
We are in Tadcaster and the North Yorks Police have their traffic unit based here
He says fixed penalty
Alex Watts : ok. Then the fact blue lights were not used makes no difference.
Alex Watts : If it had been the case they said he failed to stop that would be different.
Alex Watts : But the police do not need to have blue lights to pull someone over.
Alex Watts : Often they do.
Alex Watts : But the fact he pulled over and was given a fixed penalty or something other than fail to stop makes no difference
Alex Watts : If he does not accept the fixed penalty it will go to court.
ohhhhh righteo - we thought that blue lights had to be shown to make it a legal stop but apparently not then
Alex Watts : All the court will be concerned about was whether or was overweight or not
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
can he appeal against it because the Police Motorbike rider saw my son in his vehicle and did not do anything but drove off
Alex Watts : No.
Alex Watts : If you contest it the matter will go court
Alex Watts : The court will only be concerned whether or not he was overweight or not.
Alex Watts : But you can't appeal a fixed penalty and keep it out of court.
Alex Watts : I am sorry
righteo thank you for your time.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else for you?
at least we know how he stands
Alex Watts : Indeed.
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