Expectant mum racks up 66 points on…

Expectant mum racks up 66 points on M62 and gets to keep licence
2020-03-14 10:19:00
A mum-to-be caught speeding 22 times in two months on the M62 has been allowed to keep her driving license. Georgia Elisabeth Carney, 30, who is a beauty business owner and hails from Widnes, Cheshire, was caught on the same stretch of the M62 and has accumulated more than 66 points for speeding. The 30-year-old was caught between junctions 11 and 12 on the M62 several times where the speed limit changes from 70mph to 50mph, according to the MEN. Last summer, Carney, who puts on beauty courses at salons, was caught 20 times travelling in excess of the 50mph limit – travelling at 80mph on two occassions. At Manchester Magistrates' Court, she said a driving ban would mean she wouldn't be able to carry all her gear on public transport, causing her exceptional hardship. Nicky Johnson, defending Carney, told the court many other drivers were caught speeding on the same stretch between June and August 2019. Georgia Carney leaving Manchester Magistrates Court (Image: M.E.N) He said: “I understand this might cause some alarm considering the large number of offences in a two month period, and this may raise concern in the face of repeat offending with no regard for the restrictions in place. “In the face of it, she wasn’t aware of the fact she had fully flouted the speed limit because of a delay in her receiving the summons. “The reason for that is because the vehicle she was driving in all of these offences is a leased vehicle, which she has been the registered keeper for, for a period of two years. “All the summonses were sent to the lease company and not directed to her in the first instance. That caused a delay. “Regrettably, after further enquiries at Audi, they received a number of summonses and sent them back to the relevant road traffic unit, who then sent it to her mother’s address.” Watch: UK crime sentencing guidelines Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Her “special reasons” argument was accepted by Magistrates Carney received a £2,000 fine and was ordered to pay £115 court costs. She was allowed to keep her licence, despite amassing 60 points, three per incident, for the offences with Carney already having had six points. The court heard the bulk of the summonses arrived at the same time. Carney was not aware any offences had been committed. Carney was said to be “absolutely horrified” when she started receiving court letters. Mrs Johnson said: “Since the offences occurred, she was offered by one of the summons to take part in a road traffic speed awareness course, and she completed that in December last year. Join the Hull Crime Watch group We've created a Facebook group for people to stay up to date and in the loop with all the latest police appeals, crime stories and court hearings from Hull and East Yorkshire. Join the group here. “She was proactive. The majority of the speeds are under 70mph, had the speed limit been in place, it would have been fine. “Some are over 70mph, two of which are 80mph, which is 10mph over. “She accepts these occasions were when she was in a rush to get home from work and she apologises for that.” The self-employed beauty and nail technician argued her business would be affected if she was banned from driving. She puts on training courses across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The court heard Carney also travels to clients' houses. Carney