A woman who was charged with dangerous driving has been convicted according to police reports. The woman was involved in a collision that happened on Worthing’s A27 on 19th of November last year. The collision led to two people sustaining injuries. Beverly Thomas, 56, pleaded guilty to the charges above and also to driving with a revoked license as she appeared before the Worthing magistrates on 23rd of June.
Speaking about the ruling, the police spokesperson confirmed that Thomas was given an eight-week sentence which was suspended for two years. And the report also stated that she would be required to undergo an intensive test for drivers before she could be granted another license when the 2 year disqualification period for her license expires.
Sergeant Rob Baldwin works with the Sussex and Surrey road policing unit and he was given a chance to talk about the details of the events that led to the accident. According to the reports, Ms Thomas had apparently joined the A27 by mistake. The A27 was heading west to Arundel and she opted to turn her car around in the Coach and Horses public house’s car park. She apparently proceeded to exit from the wrong side and thereafter attempted to drive across the A27 by using a gap in the central reservation.
There were ‘No Entry’ signs in place, clearly showing that doing so wasn’t legal. One car narrowly avoided a collision due to sharp breaking but the driver of an oncoming Ford Focus wasn’t so lucky. The driver was in the outside lane and couldn’t break the car in time. Both drivers were injured in the resulting collision.
However, it was only during the course of the investigation of the collision that the police were able to discover that Ms Thomas’ license had also been revoked by the DVLA. This had happened earlier in 2016 and it meant that she shouldn’t have been driving to begin with. Be sure to get in touch with Sussex Police if you’re aware of any person that is driving without a license or with a suspended license.