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Speed camera fitter's 76mph fine
Speed camera
Marjinder Singh Sagoo installs fixed Gatso cameras for a living
A man who installs speed cameras has told a court of his embarrassment at being caught on camera himself.

Marjinder Singh Sagoo, 29, from West Bromwich, admitted doing 76 mph in a 50 mph zone near Mold, Flintshire.

He installed and maintained cameras throughout north Wales and north-west England, and drove 1,500 miles a week, Flintshire magistrates were told.

He was fined 200 with 35 costs, and had four penalty points imposed on his driving licence.

The defendant told the court his wife was pregnant at the time he was caught speeding in at Pontblyddin in August.

He received a telephone call saying she was not well, so drove back to Birmingham to be with her.

In a letter to the court, he said he was concentrating on getting home to his wife and must have missed the road sign.

But he said he appreciated that did not excuse his actions, and was very embarrassed.

He was working in Flintshire on the day he was caught, and said he had a good relationship with various road safety partnerships in the region.

Asked outside court if he had been caught by one of his own cameras, he replied: "You are joking, aren't you?"

He said that he had not been caught by a fixed Gatso camera, which he installs, but by a mobile camera in a van.




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