超速的阿什菲爾德議員在賓果遊戲後撞上警車

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超速的阿什菲爾德議員在賓果遊戲後撞上警車

諾丁漢郡阿什菲爾德區議會的副領導人湯姆-霍利斯於2020年9月在從賓果遊戲回家的路上被官員發現了。

這一判決是在霍利斯因騷擾鄰居而被定罪的第二天作出的,這些鄰居指責他在Covid封鎖期間舉行熱水池會議。

諾丁漢地方法院聽取了Hollis從賓果遊戲回家的過程中,兩名警察在一輛沒有標記的車輛上發現了被告沿着Sutton-in-Ashfield的Outram街高速行駛。

正在前院給他的汽車加油的詹姆斯-格雷戈里說,路虎攬勝 "猛地 "衝上前院,他 "不得不後退一步",因為他認為自己會被撞到。

法庭聽說霍利斯隨後以 "每小時5英里 "的速度倒車,撞上了停在他身後前院的一輛警車。這被認為是一場事故。

地區法官Grace Leong在總結此案時說,Hollis聲稱他 "不着急",只是 "悠閒地開車回家"。

霍利斯在盤問中說,他當時以30英里/小時的速度行駛,但這一說法被法官駁回。

被告還聲稱他沒有意識到藍燈是為他準備的,但梁女士說這是 "完全不可信的",他在到達加油站之前就已經看到了藍燈。

"法官說:"霍利斯先生非常幸運,沒有因危險駕駛而被起訴,他在一個有交通緩和措施的地區以60至70英里的速度行駛。

周四,霍利斯在同一法庭被判定犯有兩項騷擾鄰居的罪行。

法庭聽說他編造了一個虛假的持刀威脅指控,並在鄰居告訴警方他在自己的熱水池中舉辦會議後,用寫有委員會抬頭的紙張發送了一封威脅信。


Tom Hollis, deputy leader of Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, was spotted by officers while on his way home from bingo in September 2020.

The verdict comes a day after Hollis was convicted of harassing neighbours who had accused him of holding hot tub meetings during a Covid lockdown.

Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard Hollis had been returning home from bingo in a Range Rover when two police officers in an unmarked vehicle spotted the defendant travelling at high speed along Outram Street in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

James Gregory, who was filling up his car on the forecourt, said the Range Rover "swung" onto the forecourt and he "had to take a step back" as he thought he would be hit.

The court heard Hollis then reversed at "five miles per hour" into a police car that parked up behind him on the forecourt. This was accepted to be an accident.

Summing up the case, District Judge Grace Leong, said Hollis claimed he was "not in a hurry" and it was a "leisurely drive home".

Hollis said in cross-examination he had been driving at 30mph, but this version was rejected by the judge.

The defendant also claimed he had not realised the blue lights were for him but Ms Leong said this was "utterly implausible" and he would have seen the lights well before he got to the petrol station.

"Mr Hollis, was very lucky not to be prosecuted for dangerous driving, travelling 60 to 70mph in an area which has traffic calming measures," the judge said.

On Thursday, Hollis was convicted at the same court of of two counts of harassment against his neighbours.

The court heard he had concocted a false knife threat allegation and sent a threatening letter on council-headed paper after they told police he had been hosting meetings in his hot tub.

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