A speeder on a busy harbour who refused to give his name and address has been tracked down and prosecuted.
A speeder on one of the south coast’s busiest harbours who refused to give his name and address has been tracked down and prosecuted.
William Hall, from Jersey, was stopped by Chichester Harbour patrol staff in June 2004 while breaking the eight-knot speed limit on his PWC.
At the time Hall refused to give his name and address or to pay harbour dues. But the conservancy were able to track down his details through the registration numbers on his PWC and the vehicle he was using for towing.
At Chichester Magistrates Court on 19 January 2005, Hall pleaded guilty to navigation without due care and attention and to speeding at or about 32 knots within the harbour. He was fined £500 and ordered to pay costs of £450.
James Morgan-Harris, prosecuting, said: “The tracing and bringing of Mr Hall to justice was a joint enterprise.
“It shows that those who refuse to co-operate with the harbour patrol officers and flagrantly breach the bye-laws will find it an expensive exercise, as they will be traced and brought before the courts.”