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Kerry Hardy fined for driving without due and attention
A WOMAN crashed into a van after fiddling with her seat-belt, a court heard.
Kerry Hardy was driving a Fiat Stilo van in Pennine Way, Buckskin, Basingstoke, on Wednesday, August 7, when she crashed it into another car.
The 33-year-old, of Wicklow Close, Buckskin, was in the dock for sentence at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court after admitting driving without due care and attention.
Kate Prince, prosecuting, said that police officers had tried to visit her at her home that day due to “an ongoing dispute between her and her husband”, but she was not there.
The officers became aware that Hardy was involved in a crash at 1pm that day on Pennine Way.
Miss Prince said: “Hardy, when interviewed, stated she was fiddling with her phone and seat-belt and had a momentary lapse of concentration which meant she collided with the car.”
Nicholas Bates, defending, said minimal damage was caused by the accident, about which Hardy was very upset.
Presiding magistrate Marian Foster fined Hardy £60, with £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge. Hardy also received three points on her driving licence.
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