University Graduate May Have Ruined Her Career Over a $150 Speeding Ticket
A woman attempted to dodge a speeding fine by paying a “legal expert” who provided false driver information to the police.
She was jailed for three months as a result, according to the Metro.
Ayesha Ahmed, from England, may have ruined a potentially promising career for not paying the £100 fine, which is about $150.
Ahmed, a university graduate with a degree in international relations and politics, was caught in July 2014 speeding her BMW twice within five minutes by a mobile camera van by her home.
Instead of paying the fine and accepting a driver awareness course for speeding, she paid a man £450 who said he could exploit a “legal loophole” in her case.
The Notices of Intended Prosecution (NIPs) that were sent to Ahmed were then returned to enforcement officers. It claimed that a woman from Walsall was behind the wheel of the BMW at the time the offense were committed.
She was jailed on Monday after a jury found her guilty of trying to pervert the course of justice.
She was also banned from driving for more than a year.
“Ahmed has paid a heavy price for thinking she could lie her way out of speeding offences. The jury concluded she was deliberately trying to avoid justice and not, as she claimed, victim of a scam by a bogus lawyer,” Steve Jevons, of the West Midlands Camera Enforcement Unit, told ITV.
“She never met this ‘legal expert’, didn’t have an address or phone number for him, and paid the money via a third party.”
“Ahmed was given every opportunity to admit her guilt—an admission that would have spared her a jail term—and even the judge asked if she wanted to proceed to trial in the face of damning evidence.”
He added that she had no prior convictions.
Meanwhile, Ahmed’s “potentially promising career is now in ruins and all because she wanted to retain a clean license,” Jevons added.