Paul Robinson, 46, a haulage driver, has vowed to go to prison rather than pay a £700 fine for dropping litter.
Mr. Robinson appealed against a conviction for throwing a cola can and a cigarette from his lorry in Park Farm Way, Wellingborough on November 23 last year.
However, despite calling six witnesses, showing video footage and a record of his movements that day, Northampton Crown Court dismissed his appeal and doubled the fine he must now pay.
Paul said: “I’m not paying anything. I refuse to pay for a crime I didn’t commit. I would be prepared to go to prison without a fight. They can work out how much a day it will cost to keep me in prison then work that out against how much I’m supposed to owe them.”
He presented testimonies from colleagues, friends and a magistrate saying he did not drink fizzy drinks and was impeccably clean but all he achieved was doubling the court costs to £500.
Mr. Robinson’s friend Rob Hadfield who came from Middlesborough to support him, said: “I’m disappointed in British justice.”
2 comments on “Haulage driver would rather go to prison than pay litter fine”
Innocent until proven guilty… ???
jUST GOES TO SHOW WHAT THIS COUNTRY HAS COME TO, HOW BLOODY PETTY CAN U GET,MOST JUDGES HAVENT GOT A F—–G CLUE BUNCH OF W—–S.YOU GET LESS FOR MUGGING OLD LADIES THESE DAYS,CLUELESS GOVERNMENT,CLUELESS POLITICIANS.THEY SHOULD ALL GO TO THE TOWER.
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