A MAN from Ellesmere avoided losing his licence after speeding in a 30mph zone because he would lose his job and become homeless.

Mitigation on behalf of Liam Shaun Beeby revealed that the loss of his job would mean he could not afford his rent and therefore, would not be able to keep a roof over his head, should his licence be taken off him through a totting up disqualification.

Magistrates sitting at the Wrexham Maelor court were told that the 26-year-old is a supervisor for an electrical company and has access to a work vehicle as he needs to travel between sites.

But if he were to lose his licence he would not be able to fulfil his role and would be released from his duties.


They also heard that he needs to drive as he cares for his grandmother three times a week. Her health has deteriorated and he sits with her three times a week, takes her shopping. Beeby and his mother, who works full-time, are the only relatives living in the area, and his grandfather cannot leave the house or care for her.

Beeby, of Scotland Street in Ellesmere, had broken the speed limit on the B5069 in Bangor-on-Dee on October 11, last year, while driving a Ford.

He pleaded guilty to the charge through the single justice procedure on April 21, this year.

The court heard Beeby's mitigation during a sentencing hearing on July 22.

Magistrates said they would take his guilty plea into consideration and would endorse his driving record with four points but would not disqualify him.

He was also fined £353 and must pay court costs of £110, plus a victim surcharge of £35, making a total of £498.