Hefty court bill for Wigan BMW owner who refused to identify its driver when involved in a road offence

A Wigan motorist who refused to identify to police who was at the wheel of his car when it was involved in a driving offence has been hit with a hefty court bill.

James Hook, 34, of Thomas Street, Newtown, had denied the offence of failing to inform the Chief Constable as to who was driving his BMW on August 16, but after a court no-show he was proved guilty in his absence.

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He now has to pay costs, a victim services surcharge and fine totalling £846.

Wigan Magistrates' Court