Speeding case dad is jailed after trying to protect daughter from Scunthorpe fine
A FATHER has been jailed after trying to protect his daughter from a speeding fine, a court heard.
Dean Smith, 50, of Ashfield Court, Crowle, admitted perverting the course of justice.
Jeremy Evans, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Smith's daughter, Sheridan Smith, was sent a notice of prosecution after an alleged speeding incident in Scunthorpe on May 26.
Mr Evans said Mr Smith pretended to be her and sent a reply saying that she had bought the vehicle only on June 21.
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He sent a further letter in July, also pretending to be his daughter, claiming that she was not the driver and did not own the vehicle until two days after the offence.
Mr Smith also pretended that the car had been picked up and taken to a garage for repairs, said Mr Evans.
Mr Smith was later behind an attempt to muddy the waters by providing a false receipt from the garage, added Mr Evans.
Stuart McCracken, mitigating, said Mr Smith stupidly thought that, when the notice of prosecution arrived for his daughter, he had a responsibility to fill in the forms for her.
Smith was jailed for 28 days.