Its not everyday a local person makes it into a national tabloid but thats exactly what happened for one 44 year old woman and for all the wrong reasons.
Yesterday’s Daily Mirror highlighted the exploits of a local woman who has suffered strokes and is wheelchair-bound with a full-time carer, who, last September, agreed drive her anebreated friend home in his car fearing he was a danger on the road as children were playing near by.
She made it onto the main road but then promptly crashed into some parked cars.
When interviewed by the police, she told an officer: ‘I am virtually blind. I used to have a provisional licence years ago. But I did not take my test as I’m scared of the road.’
Caroline Frankland, the magistrate, ordered her to pay a fine of £200 and disqualified her from driving for a year for careless driving. The DVLA would be advised of Smith’s medical condition.
The Daily Mirror’s story can be found here.