Fast Carr

Jimmy done for speeding

Jimmy Carr has been found guilty of speeding.

The comic was clocked travelling at 50mph in a 40mph zone on the A1071 near Sudbury, Suffolk, in April 2008. He was caught by police using a speed gun.

He was found guilty in his absence at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court today.

He was given three points on his licence and told to pay a £300 fine and £15 victim surcharge as well as £1,860 in prosecution costs and expert witness costs of £1,344.05.

In March last year, the lawyer dubbed ‘Mr Loophole’ – Nick Freeman – helped him escape a speeding prosecution because the court messed up the paperwork over an alleged offence in West London.

Freeman had complained of a similar blunder in the Suffolk case, but apparently without the same success, claiming a clerk's report of an earlier hearing was ambiguous.

Published: 12 Jan 2010

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