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A MOTORIST'S APPEAL.

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A MOTORIST'S APPEAL. Frederick Ford, ch- uffeur to Mr Rodewell, Elaskisson-sitreet, Liveroooi. appealed against the decision of the justices otx the Bangor divi- sion convicting him for driving a motor car at a dangerous speed. Mr E. J. Griffith (instruc- ted by Messrs Lloyd-George and. George) ap- peared for the appelant-, and Mr S. R. Dew represented' the justices. Mr S. R Dew said that the actual terms of the conviction agains-t the defemdant were that on the- 6th September last, on a certain public highway, to wit, the Bangor and Bethesda road, in the parish of Bethesda, he unlawfully did drive a certain motor car at a speed dan- gerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances of the case. The section of the Motor Car Act, under which proceedings were taken against the defendant, covered most of the cases of improper driving on the public highway. The aefendant was found iguilty by the magistrates and was fined 40s and costs. The defendant appealed on the ground that the conviction was against the evidence, and was bad in lafW. O'n the 6th September, which was a Sunday, some little time before fix in the evening, W (p.C. Davies was on duty in plain dlothos in the neighbourhoods of Coetmor Bridge, which was a litt'e distance from Bet-h- esda in the direction of Bangor. His attention was attraoted by the noise of a motor car ap- proaching. him, and, looking in the direction of Bangor, he observed a motor car coming, as he said, at a tremendous speed. The constable heid up his stick and made a signal to the driver, and at the same time called out. No notice was taken of the signal, and the car pro- ceeded at a rate which, in the opinion of the officer and. other persons, was cetta,inly dan- fAerou/- r "more p:artSouliary! considering the locality. As the car passed, the officer en- deavoured to discover the speed at which it was travelling. He took out his watch and found that the car covered a distance, which he afterwiaxds paced, and which was 900 paces, in the space of half a minute. £ 'ince then the distance had been accurately measured by the county surveyor, and was found to be 796 yarde. Air E. Evans, county surveyor, gave evidence .as to the measurements of the road over which the motor car travelled. Miss Lottie Edwards, 45, Foxhill-street, Liverpool, who was on the road at the time, said that she was frightened by the car, which was travelling at a dangerous speed. Owen Evans, Dolgoch, Bethesda, gave similar evidence, adding that in his opinion the car was travelling sixty miles an hour. Ellen Evans, 7, Dolgoch. Bethesda, mother of the last witness, said that the motor car passed her house like a. shadow. and faster than any otiher she had ever seen. Her chil- dren had just left the church, and she thanked God for it. For the defence, Messrs Harold Hughes and. Llewelyn Lloyd' Jones gave evidence as to the measurements. 'Frederick Ford said that he did not see the stick being raised, and he drove carefully. The car could, not have travelled a mile a. minute as stated. It was not going at more than 18 miles an hour. B|e drove the cax over the ffime route on Wednesday, and he ascer- tained that the car could not approach the cross roads by Coetmor Bridge at more than 15 miiles an hour.âCtpcss-exa-mined He did not give instructions to appeal. Mr H. C. Rodewell, the owner of the car, said that it was not potssible for the car to travel 60 miles an hour. Mr Wm. Halhed, who was in the car, ,gave corroborative evidence. Mr Halhed, J.P., senior said that the car, in which he travelled, never went at an im- moderate speed on the day in question Ãlr Dew You have taken strong measures in this case T The Witness: Wha-t do you mean ? With reference to the police consta.Me?âI only spoke to Colonel Ruck, the Chief Con- stable. 'You allege that he has from beginning to 'You allege t-hat he has from beginning to end told lies?âI prefer not to give any opinion. It is a question for the justices. The Chairman Quite right. Harry M'lver, a motor car engineer, &tated The Chairman Quite right. Harry M'lver, a motor car engineer, &tated that it was absolutely impossible for the car ,to go at 60 mUes an hour. He tried the oar at the cross-roads, and the best speed there was fifteen miles an hour. iMr S. R. Dtiw said that it was dangerous to the public to approach a cross-road at fc.speed of even 15 miles an hour The Justices, after a brief retirement, -said that they confirmed the conTi-atiion. !| â

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