Speeding gardener hangs onto licence he needs for lawnmowing

A council gardener caught speeding at more than 100mph has been allowed to keep his licence - so he can use a sit-on lawnmower.
Graham Davies, from Ilkeston in Derbyshire, admitted speeding at 104.9 mph on his motorbike on a stretch of the A9 in Perthshire.
He told Perth's Justice of the Peace Court losing his driving licence would cause him great difficulty at work.
Justice of the Peace Eve Forrest imposed a £440 fine and five points instead of a ban.
Davies told the court he was on a motorbike trip and said: "I work as a council gardener. I have had a clean licence without points for 16 years. I have two children and a wife who depend on my wages.
"If you look at my job description, there are bits that depend on my driving licence. Normally, my daily work involves driving three or four people round in a Transit van.
"I and my crew sometimes mow the grass which relies on my licence as well. I could really do with hanging onto my driving licence. I drive every day."

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