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Herne Bay man sentenced for failing to report collision

Mr Luff failed to stop his car or report the collision on Albion Lane

Mr Luff failed to stop his car or report the collision on Albion Lane

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A Herne Bay man who saw a collision from his car and failed to stop or report it has been given a suspended sentence by Canterbury magistrates.

Robert Luff, 45, pleaded guilty guilty to driving without due care and attention, failing to stop following a collision and failing to report that collision at Canterbury and St Augustine Magistrates’ Court on January 9.

On August 2 last year, Mr Luff was driving his Citroen C3 on Albion Lane in Herne Bay, when a collision happened in front of him. Mr Luff failed to stop his car, or report the collision, despite the fact that three women were injured.

Magistrates sentenced Luff to 84 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified him from driving for a year.

He was given a six week curfew to remain at home between 9pm and 7am daily. The curfew runs until 20 February 2015. He must also pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

Other East Kent people to appear before the courts this month include Canterbury’s Ayo Paul Scott, who was sentenced for stealing copper from a site in Sheppey on Christmas Eve. Mr Scott received 25 days in prison for the offence when he appeared at East Kent Magistrates’ Court.

Joe Cheesman, of Faversham, also appeared at East Kent Magistrates’ Court, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving.

Mr Cheesman, of Arden Road, Faversham, drove a Vauxhall Corsa and when stopped gave a blood test of 185 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes.

Magistrates disqualified Cheesman from driving for 20 months and fined him £320. He must also pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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