By Cathy Elelman • 23 October 2019 • 17:35
SERIOUS: The driver could get a prison sentence and lose his licence for up to four years.
A DRIVER caught doing 90km/h over the speed limit in Alcontar is facing serious road safety offence charges.
Guardia Civil Traffic officers clocked F.C.C. doing 150km/h on a stretch of the A-334 Baza to Huercal-Overa road in El Hijate in Alcontar on which the maximum permitted speed is 60km/h.
The Guardia said the speeding driver faces a possible prison sentence of three to six months, a six to 12-month fine or 31 to 91 days’ community work. He could also lose his licence for between one and four years.
According to the Guardia, Alcontar council has informed the provincial Traffic department headquarters on a number of occasions about the problem of vehicles exceeding the speed limit when they go through El Hijate.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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