Driver &#39stitched up&#39 above car

A young driver was “stitched up” over a charge a court has heard.

Rheagan Hendry, 24, split up from her boyfriend who then cancelled her car insurance without her understanding.

Information of 2 offences of driving with out insurance were given in court as Hendry narrowly escaped a driving ban.

The ex-model advised after the hearing how her lifestyle had been made a misery and how she was occasionally as well frightened to depart her home.

The initial offence of no insurance occurred after her ex phoned the police tipping them off that she was an uninsured driver who had been drinking just before she got behind the wheel of her silver Ford Fiesta with its personalised variety plate.

Magistrates in Blackpool had been told by her attorney Hugh Pond: “She was stopped by police but she had not been drinking and did not realise she was not insured. Her ex spouse had cancelled her insurance and claimed back the premium.”

Hendry, of Station Street, Lytham, admitted that offence of driving without insurance coverage.

She was back in court yesterday dealing with a 2nd offence of obtaining no insurance coverage and 1 of driving with out due care and interest.

This followed an accident on Peel Road which hyperlinks Blackpool and Lytham.

She rear-ended a Toyota Yaris driven by one more woman who had stopped on the nation lane waiting for a Land Rover to flip right.

The woman acquired shoulder and arm injuries and her vehicle was written off.

Police were named to the scene and checks uncovered student nurse Hendry was once once more uninsured.

Her attorney said: “The situations this time had been unfortunate for my client.

“She had paid her premiums of £114 per month and was up to date. Even so, her insurance coverage company had stopped her cover since she had not replied to a query from them in excess of her prior no claims bonus.”

Hendry had admitted the driving offences by letter at a earlier hearing but magistrates mentioned she need to attend court due to the fact she faced a ban underneath the totting up process.

Mr Pond successfully argued that a driving ban would lead to her excellent hardship.

Magistrates accepted she would suffer excellent hardship if she could not drive. Hendry was fined £110 and ordered to spend £105 costs at a fee of £10 a week.

Former model Hendry stated afterwards: “This has been a horrible time.

“I have been the victim in a harassment situation and a bodily assault. I am occasionally so frightened I do not want to depart my personal home. I just want to be left alone and fulfil my dream of currently being a good mother and become a nurse.”

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