Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

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A SIDCUP woman has been fined £100 for misusing her deceased father's blue badge.

Katherine Sullivan, of Blackfen Road, displayed the blue badge in June last year after parking her Volkswagen Polo in the Arnsberg Way Car Park in Bexleyheath, which is disabled-only. She was witnessed by a police officer.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence at Bexley Magistrates' Court on January 6 and was ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £200 costs as well as the fine.

Councillor Gareth Bacon, Bexley's cabinet member for environment and public realm, said: "People who commit such a crime are depriving others who are genuinely disabled and need to park in the facilities we provide. They are also avoiding parking charges, which makes it unfair on all law abiding drivers.

"I hope this prosecution serves as a lesson to others who may consider misusing the blue badge scheme." The blue badge scheme allows disabled people to park closer to their destination.

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12:27pm Thu 9 Jan 14

BUSTER 1 says...

well done that police man .WTG
well done that police man .WTG BUSTER 1
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Biffo. says...

While I don't condone what this silly woman did meanwhile back in Bexley Councils offices all the piggy's have their noses stuck firmly in the trough sucking on the teat.
While I don't condone what this silly woman did meanwhile back in Bexley Councils offices all the piggy's have their noses stuck firmly in the trough sucking on the teat. Biffo.
  • Score: 13

1:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Bestbaz says...

Its one rule for the police and another rule for other folk. I have witnessed both Police and the ambulance fast response cars park in the disabled bays in Asda Bexleyheath whilst they pop in to get their sandwiches or some food shopping. However, I don't support anyone misusing a blue badge that has been issued to a disabled person
Its one rule for the police and another rule for other folk. I have witnessed both Police and the ambulance fast response cars park in the disabled bays in Asda Bexleyheath whilst they pop in to get their sandwiches or some food shopping. However, I don't support anyone misusing a blue badge that has been issued to a disabled person Bestbaz
  • Score: 14

3:55pm Thu 9 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

My GOD! I hope she goes to hell.
My GOD! I hope she goes to hell. white rabbit9
  • Score: -3

4:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

christofearn says...

I am 72 years old and have just qualified for a Blue Badge, due to significant mobility difficulties. Surprisingly these badges are not easy to come by and thus are a precious aid to resuming a more normal life, if, of course the facilities they offer to you are available! Even within the 6 weeks I've had my badge I am surprised how often I find a disabled parking bay filled with a car showing no badge. This may not mean that they don't have one but as it is compulsory to display them, so the chances are that these drivers do not have them. If you are lucky enough to be fully mobile but illicitly use someone else's badge to enable you to park in such bays or on yellow lines, then shame on you, so shame on her and she deserves to pay every penny of the fines she accumulated.
I am 72 years old and have just qualified for a Blue Badge, due to significant mobility difficulties. Surprisingly these badges are not easy to come by and thus are a precious aid to resuming a more normal life, if, of course the facilities they offer to you are available! Even within the 6 weeks I've had my badge I am surprised how often I find a disabled parking bay filled with a car showing no badge. This may not mean that they don't have one but as it is compulsory to display them, so the chances are that these drivers do not have them. If you are lucky enough to be fully mobile but illicitly use someone else's badge to enable you to park in such bays or on yellow lines, then shame on you, so shame on her and she deserves to pay every penny of the fines she accumulated. christofearn
  • Score: 2

2:57am Fri 10 Jan 14

ISaidThis says...

First offense, shoot her in the face.
First offense, shoot her in the face. ISaidThis
  • Score: -3

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