BSB » Andrews admits driving offences, risks prison

MSS Colchester Kawasaki ace Simon Andrews has pleaded guilty to three separate driving offences at Worcester Magistrates' Court - and now risks punishmnent so severe as to potentially destroy his 2010 British Superbike Championship challenge before it has even begun

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Mark Bayliss - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 1:36 PM

He should be sent down. ANYONE who fails to stop at an accident or fails to report it should be sent down as the only reason to do this is to hide something else. It doesn't matter if it ruins his year - he made the decision not to stop or report it so should face the consequences.

pp916 - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 1:47 PM

Depends how serious the offence was and whether he was aware that it warranted reporting.....if he's only charged with due care & attention and they've not insisted on him attending court on a set date and its only in a magistrates court then its probably something relatively petty.....but always good for a headline........

JuiceK - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 1:50 PM

I agree he made some serious errors of judgement BUT I would hope that noone wants to see this guys season destroyed by a prison term. There are plenty of other folk far more deserving of a prison sentence.

I hope the magistrates see reason and let him pay his dues by way of a fine or community service.

My fingers are crossed to see Simon Racing all season.

mart - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 2:38 PM

Dont know full story so hard to comment want to se him on track he a proper charger, but at the end of the day the purpose of Kawasaki been there is to sell bikes. There is no other sport that directly relates to sales like bike racing, Does this make you want to buy a kawasaki?

Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 2:47 PM

People don't go to prison for stealing cars or mugging old women nowadays.. If he's injured somebody then pissed off I'd say that he deserved a harsher punishment than say hitting a parked car and pissing off.. The least he deserves is to lose his license..But prison Fook me..I wouldn't be saying he deserved that without all the facts in front of me.. Maybe community service involving motorcycle safety or training for youngsters would be ideal..Put what he's obviously good at to proper use..

Matt - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 2:55 PM

So he was involved in an accident and fled the scene?

Or he just witnessed an accident between two other people and failed to report it (why can't the parties involved report it themselves?)? - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 3:09 PM

Lets not jump the gun on this one fellas, to be away at training camp and pleading guilty tends to suggest its nothing like as serious as a headline might make it seem. If you have commited any sort of serious motoring offence and a prison sentance was considered a distinct possibility then any legal advice would tell you to make sure to turn up in person to plead your case to the authorities, if you did not and have a poor excuse thats just red rag to a bull and you are just adding to your problems. Fingers crossed Simons problems are a lot less serious than at first it might appear, Good Luck

TimBo - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 3:19 PM

Mark Bayliss - Whoa there fella, calm down!
None of us are party to the facts so let's hold fire until the facts are presented.
You are exactly the reason the death penalty should never come back to this country.

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