Motorist caught driving at 94mph without a seatbelt

A MOTORIST admitted driving at 94mph at L’Ancresse Road, Vale, when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The Royal Court building in St James Street, St Peter Port. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28844368)
The Royal Court building in St James Street, St Peter Port. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28844368)

Krisiyan Sevdalinov, 25, of Elmerscroft, Bosq Lane, St Peter Port, was charged with driving at a speed which is dangerous to the public. He also pleaded guilty to driving while not wearing a seatbelt.

Prosecuting advocate Jenny McVeigh told the court how the incident had happened at 11.20pm last Wednesday when police were conducting speed checks in the area.

The hand device was activated when the defendant’s vehicle could be heard accelerating hard going away from the Vale Church and it was stopped by other marked police vehicles.

The defendant was in the driver’s seat and another adult male was in the passenger seat.

The driver’s seat belt was plugged in to the anchor point but the lap band was placed around the back of the seat leaving only the diagonal one in front of the driver.

The defendant had no previous convictions.

Judge Gary Perry said he would accept jurisdiction in the Magistrate’s Court where his sentencing powers enabled him to impose a prison sentence of up to 12 months.

Sentencing was adjourned until next month so a probation report could be prepared and the defendant was bailed until then with a condition not to drive.

Judge Perry said all sentencing options were open, including imprisonment.

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