Lorry driver escapes road ban

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LORRY driver Josef Zasepa escaped a driving ban after telling magistrates he would suffer “exceptional hardship”.

Zasepa (52), of Medlock Crescent, Spalding, had three points added to his licence on Thursday for speeding on the town’s Holbeach Road.

The points took his total to 12, the usual trigger for a ban under the totting-up procedure.

But Zasepa told magistrates he would lose his job and have no money to live on if he lost his licence.

The court on Thursday agreed not to ban him but imposed a £100 fine and ordered him to pay £60 costs and a £15 vicim surcharge.

Zasepa was warned to be careful as defendants can only argue exceptional hardship once.

He pleaded guilty to driving at 35mph in a 30 limit.