Beauty boss speeds 20 times in two months – but keeps licence despite 66 points

A speed demon beauty salon boss has been allowed to keep her driving license despite racking up 66 penalty points.

Georgia Elisabeth Carney, 30, from Lodge Place, Dundalk Road, Widnes, Cheshire, was captured speeding 20 times in the space of just two months, a court heard.

She was found speeding on a 50mph zone on the M62 between junctions 11 and 12, where the speed limit had been reduced from 70mph.

On two occasions the Audi driver was clocked doing 80mph in the 50 zone, the MEN report.

Despite this Carney, who is self-employed beauty and nail technician, successfully pleaded to keep her license, because of the effect it would have on her livelihood.

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Carney, also told Manchester Magistrates' Court her mum would suffer financially if she was banned from the road as she is the named guarantor on her rented flat and the named contact in relation to her leased Audi.

Carney's Audi is leased under her mothers name, the court heard. She would still have to pay the £200 a month until the lease expires in September next year, her lawyer said.

Addressing the court, Carney said: “If I’m disqualified it would have a massive effect on my life and my mother.

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“She won't be able to afford the payment for the car and lease agreement and I will be affected as I won’t be able to work for the next few months.

“It’s taken me about four years to build up my clients and they now come to me through social media.

"That would be affected too.”

Defending Carney, lawyer Nicky Johnson argued many other drivers were caught speeding on the same stretch between June and August 2019.

The court heard the bulk of the summonses arrived at the same time. Carney was not aware any offences had been committed.

Carney was said to be ‘absolutely horrified’ when she started receiving court letters.

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The court accepted her mitigating circumstances and Carney was hit with a £2,000 fine and ordered to pay £115 court costs.

She was allowed to keep her licence, despite amassing 60 points – three per incident – for the offences.

Carney already had six points.

Sentencing her, chair of the bench Kin Cheng told her: "You have come to court with a record offence. In all my magistrates career, this is a record for me, honestly.

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"We have studied all the evidence presented to us, the career you have built up and the fact you rely on your own transport for all your equipment.

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"You have amassed a total of 60 points, but we still allow you to drive and find you have special reasons to do so.

"Miss Carney, you need to slow down."

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