Stratford shop crash: Ex-magistrate banned

Shop in Stratford upon Avon hit by car Police initially decided not to prosecute Marks

A former magistrate who crashed his car into two shops, seriously injuring two people, has been banned from driving for two years.

Alan Marks's crashed his VW Touran in Stratford-upon-Avon, leaving one shopper with a brain injury and another with multiple broke bones.

The 65-year-old, of Shottery, claimed the car had a mechanical fault which made the accelerator jam.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court found him guilty of dangerous driving.

As well as the ban, he was given a two-year conditional discharge, ordered to take an extended test and made to pay £1,200.

A Crown Prosecution Service statement said Marks's car had been specially adapted for disabled use but he was not using the adaption at the time of the crash in Henley Street on 23 April 2012.

The conviction comes after Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball asked the force to review the case following an initial decision not to prosecute.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Weather

Coventry

Min. Night 7 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.