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Dash cam footage leads to a conviction for dangerous driving

News   •   Feb 07, 2019 13:07 GMT

A driver who was caught jumping a set of red traffic lights, almost hitting a 14 year old pedestrian, has been sentenced.

The incident took place on 15 November, 2018 at 3.30pm on the A24 Kingston Road, Ewell when a Ford Tipper jumped the lights. The driver, Ian Gruber, 39, was identified and tracked down thanks to the dash cam footage from a nearby HGV driver.

Roads Policing Officer, PC Keiron Palmer, said: “This incident is a sharp reminder of what can happen if you are caught driving dangerously. Fortunately the 14 year old was not hit, but things could have worked out very differently. This incident also demonstrates the important part dash cam footage can play in bringing about a successful prosecution.”

Mr Gruber, of Beverley Way, London, was found guilty following a trial at Guildford Magistrates Court. He was given a six week sentence, suspended for 18 months and 80 hours community service. He also received a 15 month disqualification with an extended test and prosecution costs of £230.

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