Jail for driver who advertised for penalty points switch

A driver in South Yorkshire has been jailed for advertising on Facebook for a volunteer to take his speeding penalty points.

Scott Woodburn, 32, received a five-month sentence last month for paying another man, Daniel Baggaley, to admit a speeding offence.

According to the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, he posted on Facebook asking someone to take the points in return for payment.

Baggaley, who does not hold a driving licence, took up his offer and admitted the speeding offence and was paid £250.

On top of the five-month prison sentence, Woodburn was disqualified from driving when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on December 19.

Baggaley, 26, received an 11-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and a 12-month supervision order when he admitted the same offence in June last year.

Hopefully this case will send a warning to anyone who would consider anything so irresponsible.

– South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership