The driver of a speeding rib towing a wakeboarder has been fined nearly £1700



The driver of a speeding rib has been prosecuted after being stopped by the Lymington harbourmaster.

Stephen Cossey, of Newbury, Berkshire, was seen driving at ‘excessive speeds’ in Short Reach on the Lymington River on 21 August last year. Watersking is banned on the river which also has a strict 6 knot speed limit. At the time he was stopped by Lymington Harbour master, he was said to be travelling around 15 – 20 knots and towing a wake boarder.

Cossey was fined a total of £1690 at Southampton Magistrates Court on 8 February.

Lymington harbourmaster Ryan Willegers said, “In cases like this one it is appropriate for the magistrate to impose a penalty. I hope this will send out a warning to all those who would drive their craft in excess of the 6 knot speed limit.”