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Police board member spared a driving ban for speeding

A Tory county councillor, who is chair of the Gloucestershire Traffic Regulation Committee and a member of the Police and Crime Panel has been spared a driving ban for a speeding offence.

Newent councillor Will Windsor-Clive, a 59 year old farmer, of Bury Court, Redmarley, was facing a ban under the totting up procedure when he pleaded guilty on April 3rd to speeding in his BMW 520 Sport at Boddington, near Cheltenham.

He pleaded that if he was disqualified it would effect his ability as an elected politician to get to meetings and would also affect his disabled daughter's travelling.

He further argued at Cheltenham Magistrates that a ban would cause him hardship in his farming business as he does not have any employees.

The magistrates ruled they would not impose a totting up ban of up to six months because of the hardship it would cause the councillor, his business, his family and his constituents.

Mr Windsor-Clive, a candidate for the job of Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner at the last election, admitted that on 5th Sept 2018 he was exceeding a 50mph speed limit imposed as part of a county council local traffic order.

He was fined £204 with three penalty points on his licence and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.

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