Wolverhampton butler jailed after dodging FOURTEEN speeding tickets by inventing a fake person

A butler who ‘cynically and persistently’ dodged 14 speeding tickets was today starting an 11-month prison sentence.

Nathan McIntosh
Nathan McIntosh

Nathan McIntosh was regularly caught travelling too fast in his Range Rover Vogue and realised he would lose his job if banned from driving.

So the 33-year-old created a man called Simon Atkinson who allegedly lived in in St Anne’s Road, Oxley – Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

When McIntosh received a notice of intent to prosecute him for speeding as the registered owner of the car he claimed that the non existent Mr Atkinson was driving when the offence was committed.

“Speed cameras were triggered throughout the country by the defendant but primarily in the West Midlands,” said Mr Howard Searle, prosecuting.

In the worst of the 14 offences blamed on 'Mr Atkinson’ during the year to September 2016, the Range Rover was caught doing 84 mph in a 50 limit.

On another occasion it was doing 83 in a 50 zone, while the rest involved travelling at between 10 and 20mph above the limit, concluded the prosecutor.

Exhaustive

Officials launched an ‘exhaustive’ investigation after it was spotted that the same name and address was used for fines that were never paid.

Checks revealed that nobody with the name of Simon Atkinson had ever lived in St Anne’s Road and inquiries disclosed McIntosh had often been working in the same area as the speed camera when the offences were committed.

Forensic checks proved some of the documents returned to the authorities with false information had his fingerprints on them.

Ironically, by the time the defendant reached court he was banned from driving after coming clean and admitting two other speeding offences.

Mr David Isles, defending, commented: “His work as a butler required his presence in different parts of the country. He had limited time to get there and drove faster than he should. He has risked his liberty in an effort to avoid being banned and fined.”

McIntosh, from Laburnum Street, Graiseley, Wolverhampton, who is on licence from prison after firing a gun in the street, admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was jailed for 11 months and banned from driving for four years by Judge Barry Berlin who told him: “You committed these offences in a cynical, deliberate and persistent way.”

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