A BUSINESSMAN has been banned from the roads after he was caught breaking the law in Herefordshire.

Benjamin Luke Roberts entered a guilty plea to one count of exceeding a 40 miles per hour speed limit when he appeared magistrates in Worcester in May.

The court heard that the 52-year-old had been caught out while behind the wheel of a Jaguar in a 40 miles per hour zone on the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road at Fromes Hill in Herefordshire on July 16.


Roberts, of Albert Road, Malvern, was fined £192 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for four months, with magistrates saying a ban was obligatory due to repeat offending.

Magistrates said they had taken his guilty plea into account when deciding on the penalty, and that while a roads ban would have an impact on his business, it was not so serious that it would warrant waiving a disqualification.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £110 and a £77 victim surcharge.

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