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Man jailed for 8 months after naming an innocent driver on two speeding fines

Man jailed for 8 months and given a 16-month driving ban after falsely nominating another driver for two speeding fines.

Diyar Wahab Ali, a 30-year-old man from the Pembrokeshire area, was captured speeding on 21st April 2021 and again in a different vehicle on 27th February 2022. After being sent Notices of Intended Prosecution for the offences as the keeper of the vehicles, Ali falsely nominated another driver on both occasions, without their knowledge.

Concerns were raised by the Central Ticket Office as the named driver had over 30 driving offences linked to them from various locations across the UK. A GoSafe Enquiry Officer started an investigation and found that this named driver had five different driving licences. These licences were all for different addresses and had accumulated enough points to disqualify them from driving.

The numerous false nominations had also caused this innocent named driver to receive letters from debt collectors.

Extensive enquiries tracked down Diyar Wahab Ali. He denied having any knowledge of the incidents in his police interview.

The investigation went on to prove that Ali and his vehicles had been in the areas for at the time of both speeding offences. It also showed that the named driver had been in the Southeast England.

Ali appeared in Swansea Crown Court on Tuesday, 14th November 2023, where he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. He was sentenced to 8 months in prison and banned from driving for 16 months. If he had provided his details correctly, the first offence would have resulted in a Speed awareness Course and the second in 3 points and £100 fine.