Speeding Sheffield driver gave false name

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A MOTORIST who supplied false details when he was clocked speeding has been jailed for 28 days.

Kevin Miller, aged 52, of Batemoor Road, Batemoor, Sheffield, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

He had tried to get off with a speeding offence when he was caught driving at 39mph in a 30mph zone on the A61 Chesterfield Road in February last year.

The paperwork was sent to Miller but he filled in the name of another Sheffield resident.

The innocent driver was fined without knowing and failed to pay, leading to his case going to court, where he was banned from driving in his absence because again he did not realise he had been summoned to attend.

The first the driver knew of the case was when he received a letter from the DVLA in September informing him that his driving licence had been revoked.

When he claimed he knew nothing about the driving offence police launched an investigation.

Officers discovered that the motorist had lost his driving licence in 2011, and it had been found by Miller.

Miller was arrested for perverting the course of justice and admitted that he had been behind the wheel of the speeding car.

He told police he had found the driving licence in the Heeley over a year earlier.

Miller said he kept the licence instead of returning it to the DVLA or handing it into police.