Memzel Bush of Peterborough Road, Farcet who illegally used her partner’s blue disability badge to park in a space reserved for disabled parking, was saddled with a £115 Peterborough Magistrates’ Court penalty on Tuesday 12th March.
The court heard how a Peterborough City Council civil enforcement officer issued a penalty charge to the car displaying the blue badge, but not a parking clock, in November 2012. After the penalty charge was issued, Bush returned to the car.
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The officer then inspected the badge, it didn't belong to Mrs Bush, but to her partner who was not with her. Bush admitted that she used the blue badge to park for free as she was in a rush and could not find a park and pay space.
She was given a one year conditional discharge, ordered to pay £100 costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge.
Peterborough City Councillor David Seaton, commented: “People who park in spaces designated for people with disabilities are not entitled to do so and are committing an offence. More importantly, they are preventing a genuine person with disabilities from using that space.
“I strongly encourage everyone who has access to a blue badge to bear this in mind, and only to use it when they are legally entitled to do so.”
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