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Driver fined for sat nav blunder

A driver whose car was left teetering on a cliff edge after he followed his sat nav has been found guilty of driving without due care and attention.

Robert Jones, 43, continued to follow the instructions when they told him the narrow, steep path he was driving on in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was a road.

He nearly plunged down the 100ft (30.5m) cliff in his BMW on 22 March.

Jones, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was given a £370 fine and six points on his licence by Calderdale magistrates.

He was also ordered to pay £500 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

He had denied the charge but was found guilty on Tuesday.

Speaking after the incident earlier this year, Jones, who works as a driver, said he trusted his sat-nav system and relied on it for his job.

He said he continued to follow the instructions when it told him the footpath he was driving on was a road.



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