Driving ban for man who crashed into Hatfield road sign

PUBLISHED: 07:03 01 February 2019

A Russian man has faced court after a crash in Hatfield. Picture: DANNY LOO

A Russian man has faced court after a crash in Hatfield. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A man has been banned from driving after crashing into a Hatfield road sign.

Nikita Sokolov had also been driving without insurance at the time of the crash, Stevenage Magistrates’ Court heard on January 17.

Sokolov, who attended court for his hearing, had been driving a Mercedes A180 when he crashed on Great North Road on May 27 last year.

The collision happened shortly after 11.20am.

The defendant admitted driving without insurance and without due care and attention.

The 20-year-old’s vehicle had left the carriageway to the nearside and collided with signage next to the road.

At court, he was fined £400 and ordered to pay victim services £40, plus costs of £85.

Sokolov, of Christoprudniy Boulevard in Moscow, Russia, was also banned from driving for six months.

His guilty pleas were taken into account.

In total he must pay £525.

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