UK Motorist Gets Driving Ban and GBP 500 Fine for Splashing Pedestrians

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Photo: The Daily Mail
As you are reading this, one or more pedestrians are getting splashed somewhere around the world. We all know the feeling, as well as the reaction we get when we see the guilty driver with a... well... “not guilty” look on his face. Apparently, one British driver has suffered a pretty large set of consequences upon splashing a mother and her two children.
Samuel Lees, age 22, has his license revoked and received a GBP 500 fine (EUR or US$ at the current exchange rates) after going though a puddle while driving fast. His “maneuver” soaked Debbie Pugh, together with her kids, David (eight) and Emma (eleven), who were on their way to school.

Lees’ VW Polo was just in front of a police car, with the officers noticing that the man had created a generously-sized wave. The water came at such speed that schoolchildren started screaming upon getting hit. We have to explain that the combination between the “tsunami” and the typical British temperatures on the day (January 17).

The young man was sent to court, where he received six points, which, for a novice driver like him, meant that losing his license. The sentence was topped off with a GBP 50 victim surcharge and GBP 90 court costs.

Even missis Pough was shocked by the severity of the sentence, while the driver claims all he did was not pay enough attention.

Via: The Daily Mail
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