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Driver jailed after trying to dodge speeding fines

42-year-old Rajeev Kumar has been jailed for six months Photo: West Midlands Police

A motorist who lied on multiple occasions to avoid speeding fines has been banned from driving and jailed for six months.

42-year-old Rajeev Kumar tried to deceive the Central Ticket Office (CTO) by nominating a foreign named driver instead of himself.

The businessman – who registered his vehicles in the name of a family member – was caught speeding on three separate occasions between 2012 and 2017.

Suspicion was aroused when the 42-year-old sent a document - which can only be filled in and sent by the car’s owner - back to the CTO from his personal email account earlier this year.

His case was referred to a specialist fraud officer who investigated previous submissions and discovered the same name and Indian address had been used twice.

Using the latest search technology, the officer was able to see that no one with that name had entered or left the country in the last five years.

Kumar, from Bilston, was later questioned and admitted perverting course of justice by fraudulently filling in the paperwork.

He appeared at Birmingham Crown Court and was given a six month prison sentence and a 15 month driving ban.

He will have to take an extended test before regaining his licence.