Grantham court: Driver spared ban as it would lead to loss of his job

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A driver who accumulated 12 points on his licence successfully argued to be allowed to continue driving.

Ian McCreth, of Cliffe Road in Grantham, argued he would suffer exceptional hardship were he to lose his licence.

McCreth, 30, brought a letter to court from his employer saying he would lose his job as a lorry driver were he to be banned.

Chair of magistrates Ros Gulson said: “We have found exceptional hardship. Should you receive a ban you would lose your job and that is your livelihood.

“If you commit another offence you cannot come in front of the bench and use this same argument again.

“You are in a vulnerable position now and you will have to be very, very careful indeed.”