News- Man jailed for perverting the course of justice
A private hire taxi driver has been sentenced to 7 months imprisonment for perverting the course of justice.
Over a three year period Rafaqat Ali, a private hire driver licensed by Walsall Council, falsely nominated other drivers for three separate safety camera activations. An investigation by the Camera Enformcement Unit led to three charges of doing an act/series of acts intended to pervert the course of justice being brought against Mr Ali, who pleaded guilty to all charges before Birmingham Crown Court on 29 January.
Lisa Newmarsh from the West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme said:
"This is another prime example showing people who attempt to avoid prosecution by making false nominations will be caught and will face serious consequences—in this case a 7 month prison sentence as apposed to a £60 fine and 3 penalty points.
"We urge offenders to think about the consequences if contemplating making false nominations—our team of highly skilled enquiry officers are trained to investigate all speeding matters and identify and prosecute those drivers who attempt to pervert the course of justice."