'Strobe light' driver stopped on Fishponds Road is banned

May 29 2022
'Strobe light' driver stopped on Fishponds Road is banned

A MAN who was arrested after driving a car with blue and red flashing lights on Fishponds Road has been ordered to carry out unpaid community work.

Thomas Cox, 21, was originally charged with impersonating a police officer, after being seen driving “unusually” on December 12 last year, with what a court heard was strobe lighting in his car.

He denied the charge, which was dismissed after the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence.

However Cox, of Quantock Close in Warmley, was also charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance.

He admitted both of those offences and at Bristol Magistrates Court in April he was sentenced to a community order and 120 hours' unpaid work, with a further four-month driving ban.

Cox must also undergo a 42-day programme to address offending behaviour, pay £350 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.