There are two scandals here. One is the way reckless, speeding drivers are charged with carelessness, rather than the wilfully negligent use of dangerous machinery.
Secondly, the slovenly and ill-prepared CPS had no interest in the victim of this crime and was unable to supply highly relevant information when asked to do so in court.
A motorist who lost control of his vehicle on the ring road hitting a pedestrian has had seven points added to his licence. Mohammed Taj, 21, was going too fast in his sister’s Audi when he collided with a barrier and struck a pedestrian before coming to rest after hitting a wall near Exchange Road.
Unemployed Taj, of Trinity Hall Close, Watford, pleaded guilty to careless driving at St Albans Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Prosecuting Mark Fleckney, said the accident took place at 8.10pm on November 2, 2008, when Taj drove the car too fast near the flyover, causing injury to the pedestrian. However, when asked by the magistrates the extent of the injuries, the prosecution had no details