A motor-car case

Hertfordshire Mercury, 23rd January 1915

Transcript

George Tuck, of Rosemead, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, was summoned for keeping a motor-car without a licence.  Inspector Sly stated that in December he visited the defendant, and asked him why he had not renewed his licence for the year 1914 for his motor-car.  Defendant replied that he had.  He afterwards produced licences for two wheeled carriages and several dogs, but no motor-car.  The licence was subsequently taken out.  Cross examined by the defendant, witness admitted that in 1913 he took out two licences in error for one car.  The money overpaid was refunded to him.

Addressing the Bench, the defendant said he had no wish to avoid his responsibilities.  In 1913 he in mistake paid for two licences for one car, and as he did not hear from the County Council he thought they were holding back the overpaid money in payment of his licence duty due in 1914.  In December they refunded the money, and he quite over-looked the fact that he would have to renew his licence.  Fined £1 1s. and 4s. costs.

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