Liar sentenced after trying to avoid speeding fines

Liar sentenced after trying to avoid speeding fines

Yannick Kubri was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court after lying to police and the courts in relation to speeding penalties

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Yannick Kubri of Fugglestone, Salisbury, was convicted of three counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of perjury by unanimous jury following a trial at Oxford Crown Court which started on Monday, October 29.

Kubri was caught driving a BMW on January 19 2017 and April 9 2017 by fixed cameras in Sunningdale doing 40mph in a 30mph zone.

He was detected again by a mobile camera in Burnt Common, Surrey on July 11 driving at 82mph in a 70mph zone.

The 34-year-old was found to have lied repeatedly to police and the courts in an attempt to avoid speeding penalties.

2017: Thursday, January 19 Caught driving in Sunningdale by a fixed camera travelling at 40mph in a 30mph zone.

Kubri initially accepted he was the driver on this occasion but on receiving the conditional offer of three points and a £100 fine, attempted to change his nomination to someone in France.

Tuesday, July 11 Detected for a third time, this time in Burnt Common, Surrey travelling at 82mph in a 70mph zone.

Friday, October 13 Failed to respond after being required to re-nominate a driver for the January offence and appeared at the magistrates court in Reading, Berkshire on trial for exceeding the speed limit.

Kubri gave evidence during the trial that he had been mistaken in accepting he was the driver when it had been a relative from Brussels. He was found not guilty of the the offence.

The same person was nominated as the driver for the offence in April but Kubri provided an address in Antwerp. Surrey Police were informed the driver for the July offence was the same as the one who lived in Brussels.

Further investigation by Thames Valley Police revealed the nominations by Kubri were false as the defendant was pictured as the driver in Surrey and had been in the car in January and April.

Investigating officer PC Carl Lewis, of Criminal Justice – Traffic Department, said: Kubri undertook a prolonged course of action lying to the police and courts in order to avoid the penalties for three excess speeding offences.

It is a myth that avoidance of such penalties is easy if a foreign national is put forward as the driver instead of accepting what is right.

"Nominations will be investigated and this sentence is a real deterrent to others who may consider attempting to evade justice.

Yannick Kubri, of Fugglestone, Wilton, Sailsbury, was convicted of three counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of perjury by unanimous jury following a trial.

The 34-year-old repeatedly lied to police and the courts in order to avoid a number of speeding penalties.

On January 19 and April 9, 2017, Kubri was caught in Sunningdale driving a BMW in excess of the permitted speed limited by fixed cameras.

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