Three months in jail for man who tried to avoid Lincolnshire speeding fine

A man caught speeding in Lincolnshire has been jailed for three months after attempting to avoid paying his fine.

Kyle Nixon changed the number plates of his Vauxhall Zafira after he was caught speeding in the county on October 10, 2014.

The vehicle was travelling at 87 mph on the A1 at Great Ponton, Grantham, where the speed limit is 70mph.

A Notice of Intended Prosecution was sent to Mr Nixon as the registered keeper at the time of the offence.

On October 15, 2014 a telephone call was received from the defendant stating he had received the notice, but he had not been in Lincolnshire in the last two weeks.

The speed enforcement pictures were checked and it was confirmed that the registration number, make, model and colour were correct.

Nixon was asked to provide pictures of the rear and near side of his vehicle so they could be compared with the speed enforcement photos.

Investigations showed that the offending vehicle did belong to Nixon, and that he had changed his number plates in an attempt to avoid prosecution for the speeding offence.

Nixon appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, February 23 where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Nixon was sentenced to three months in prison on Monday, March 16.