Driver who used speed to 'clear her head' is fined and banned from the road


A 27-YEAR-OLD motorist caught speeding three times in the last year – who said she used to speed in her car ‘to sort her head out’ – has been fined £350 and banned from the roads for two months.

States police officers carrying out speed checks on the night of 21 March saw Charlotte Myles driving at 62mph along Victoria Avenue – an area with a 40mph speed limit.

St Helier Centenier Danny Scaife, prosecuting, told the Magistrate’s Court that Myles also had speeding convictions from 28 June last year and 14 March this year.

In both of these, she drove on roads with 30mph limits at over 40mph.

Myles admitted the latest offence and said: ‘I messed up. I used speed to sort my head out. I used it to clear my head. Now I’ve found different methods. I do boxing.’

Magistrate Bridget Shaw accepted that Myles relied on her car so imposed a short driving ban and did not order her to retake the test afterwards.

But she said: ‘Doing 22mph above the limit is a gross speed. You really do not have a good record. You have to be safe on the roads.’

She allowed her to pay the fine at the rate of £25 per week.