By Tara Rippin •
Published: 21 Jul 2019 • 19:30
Lawyer caught speeding on way to Spanish court.
Credit: Facebook @Autoescuela Tajo
A LAWYER from Yecla has allegedly been charged with reckless driving whilst on his way to court to represent a client who was charged with the same offence, according to a Government official.
The lawyer’s client was in a traffic accident last September and has been fighting a case since that time. He may now be in the same predicament after he was reportedly trying to make up time by speeding at over 200km/h down the A-33 from Murcia because he was late to the hearing.
Coincidentally the same Guardia Civil officers who were supposed to testify in the court case against the lawyer’s client were the ones who ended up stopping him after a helicopter had been following the attorney’s vehicle from Murcia.
The charge for breaking the speed limit by such a large margin constitutes three to six months in jail, a €6,000 fine or community service. The lawyer’s own personal attorney has commented saying that although his client was driving fast, he was not reckless as nobody was in direct danger.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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