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Careless Driving Notice - car park scrape
Dave18
post Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 18:58
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Hello,

I received a letter before Christmas to say my car had been reported to the police under careless driving, for not stopping at the scene of an accident. The incident is alleged to have taken place in a supermarket carpark.
My fiancé would have been driving at this time commuting back from work but has never visited the shops let alone the carpark where the incident is supposed to have occurred.

She has attended the police station with a solicitor to give her whereabouts at this time, normal driving pattern etc. We've also had our insurer assess our car and found no damage. The eyewitness gave our registration number but the description doesn't match her at all.

She is attending the police station again tomorrow as they have 'photographic' evidence now. How do people suggest we proceed? Especially if photos are vague?

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post Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 19:13
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Stick to the truth, perjury is a much more serious offence than anything else you/they are likely to face.

If she wasn’t there, she wasn’t there, it may be a similar car, similar reg or whatever so she needs to be calm and credible.

Hopefully you are getting the solicitor at legal aid rates?


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cp8759
post Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 19:32
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Presumably if the description doesn't match her at all, neither will the photos. Are there any CCTV cameras that cover the car park?
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Dave18
post Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 21:09
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No CCTV as far as I could see, i.e no cameras on poles/lampposts in carpark. No Number plate recognition at enterance exit after going there later to have a look, though parked nearby and walked.

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samthecat
post Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 07:06
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If she's going back to be re-interviewed with some further evidence arrange for her solicitor to come back as well.

If you can get anything showing either she or the car were elsewhere at the relevant times that may be helpful.


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Colin_S
post Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 08:25
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Does she have a smart phone that tracks her location, eg Google Maps?
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Dave18
post Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 14:31
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She does have a smart phone but usually has location turned off to save the battery! The solicitor will be in attendance as doesn't charge till a formal interview takes place. Its a case of wait and see what the photo shows but she will act on advice of the lawyer + is fully aware of sticking to facts. After i had to go for a 'chat' at the police station as the owner of the car about I understand how they were trying to twist my words beyond saying she would have been driving at the time into an accusation it was her fault!!
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Spinstorm
post Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 21:20
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You can charge your phone in your car very easily.

Location services can also be turned off for certain apps but honestly unless your wife literally makes phone calls all day long then the only reason not to have location on to save battery is because she doesn’t charge the phone reguarely and properly.

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