It seems that the police in Newcastle must watch Benton Lane quite a lot, as it just so happens to be one route to the Newcastle United Training grounds.
Kevin Nolan with John Carver – the cameras must have been faulty
Peter Lovemnkrands was caught speeding there last year, and now it seems Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has been caught speeding there too.
Well – it pays not to be late for training at Newcastle these days we suppose.
The Liverpudlian reached 65mph in a Range Rover on the 30mph A188 Benton Lane, in Longbenton, North Tyneside last May 1st – a day before the last game of the season for Newcastle at QPR.
Lawyers acting for Kevin did their usual lawyer stuff, and questioned the reliability of the camera equipment used on the day. Oh my.
Unfortunately, they were apparently not too convincing and a district judge found the case proved.
Kevin Nolan will now be sentenced next month and has been warned he could now be banned from driving.
Kevin, like quite a few of the highly paid Newcastle players live in the posh Darras Hall in Ponteland, and pleaded not guilty to speeding, but Kevin was not in court at the the North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday, when the case was heard
Giving evidence, PC Austin Wright said various checks had been carried out on the camera device that day and no faults were found with it:
“If there’s anything wrong with the equipment at any stage, it will not get used. It was absolutely perfect on that day.”
Oh that’s a pity.
Well, we suppose it was worth a shot – and Kevin has the money so what the hell – it seems to us that the lawyers (solicitors) in England are getting as bad as they are over here in the US.
They look at the case and then appear to dream up some story to try to get their client off – that’s their job as they see it. Tell the truth? Forget it.
Faulty cameras indeed – what a laugh – Kevin surely could have thought up something more convincing than that – or just admit to the speeding. What a concept that is!.
That weak excuse is like the guy next morning trying to explain why he wasn’t feeling too well, after a night out drinking:
“I had 10 pints and a pork pie – the pork pie must have been off”
I’ve used that one a couple of times. 😀