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A former police authority chairman was convicted today of persuading a friend to take penalty points for him so he could avoid a driving ban and further his career.
Dave McLuckie, who was Cleveland Police Authority chairman at the time, was convicted of perverting the course of justice following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
In 2005, when McLuckie was still vice-chairman of Cleveland Police Authority and about to take on the senior role, he asked family friend Maurice Ward to take three penalty points for him after his black Peugeot was caught by a speed camera doing 36mph in a 30mph zone at Carlin How.
McLuckie, a member of Redcar and Cleveland Council who works at a potash mine, already had nine points on his licence and was facing a ban after the latest offence.
Instead, he visited his friend who lived nearby in Skelton and asked him for a "big favour" and to take the blame, the jury was told.
The allegation came to light after Mr Ward fell out with McLuckie when he became sick with cancer and felt his former friend had not visited him enough.
Mr Ward, who died in January last year, wrote a note saying he had taken the points for the authority chairman.
After his death, Mr Ward's daughter Donna contacted a councillor who took the matter to the police and McLuckie, from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, was arrested.
He denied perverting the course of justice but was convicted after a week-long trial.
During the trial, McLuckie claimed the speeding points allegation was driven by malice.
He accepted he might have been driving the car, but said he had discussed the matter with Mr Ward and they had agreed his friend had been driving the car at the time.
The former chairman of Cleveland Police has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by persuading a friend to accept speeding points for him.
Dave McLuckie stood motionless in the dock as the jury returned its verdict.
The judge told him he can expect a prison sentence.
Former chairman of Cleveland Police Dave McLuckie has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by transferring speeding points
A woman has told a court that she is ashamed that her father agreed to take a former police authority chairman's speeding points.
David McLuckie, who used to oversee the Cleveland force, is charged with perverting the course of justice by asking his friend Maurice Ward to take the points for him. He denies the charge.
Dan Ashby reports:
Donna Ward, Maurice Ward's daughter, appeared as a witness at Newcastle Crown Court.
She said: I'm ashamed my dad did it. He always brought me and my brother up not to lie.
"I still, to this day, can't believe he did it."
And a friend of Maurice Ward told the court that Mr Ward took points for Mr McLuckie as "a family thing".Timothy Wrigley told the court that Mr Ward told him he had taken points for Mr McLuckie.
He said that it was his opinion that Mr Ward had done it because his son was dating Mr McLuckie's daughter.He said it was "a family thing".
A court has heard the daughter of a former chairman of a police authority asked her boyfriend if his father would take her father's points.
Dave McLuckie is accused of perverting the course of justice by transferring speeding points to a friend. He denies the charge.
Dan Ashby reports:
Under cross-examination Nicholas Ward conceded that it was possible that his father did borrow Mr McLuckie's car without Mr McLuckie being in it.
He also said he couldn't remember when and where the conversation took place with Nicola McLuckie, where she asked him whether his father would take her father's points.
The defence went on to question Mr Ward's ability to remember events accurately.
The trial at Newcastle Crown Court, continues.
Nicholas Ward said his girlfriend of the time, Nicola McLuckie - who is Dave McLuckie's daughter, asked him whether he thought his dad would take speeding points for Mr McLuckie.He said he then phoned his father to tell him Mr McLuckie was coming over to ask a favour.
He said that after Mr McLuckie was arrested, Nicola McLuckie said to him: "You got my dad locked up for seven hours."He replied to her: "It's not my fault, it's his fault."
He went on to tell the court today: "I don't know how it came out. I didn't want it out. But now all I can do is tell the truth."
The trial at Newcastle Crown Court continues.
ITV News reporter Dan Ashby is reporting from Newcastle Crown Court on the trial of former Cleveland Police Authority chairman Dave McLuckie.
Maurice Ward's son, Nicholas, has told the court that his dad was a very "slow, and careful driver".He said his father never drove around Mr McLuckie's car without Mr McLuckie being in the car as well.
The trial, at Newcastle Crown Court, continues.
A court has heard that a former police authority chairman asked a friend to take speeding points for him.
Dave McLuckie, the former chairman of Cleveland police authority, is charged with perverting the course of justice. He denies the charge.
Dan Ashby reports: