Woodgreen motorist Ollie Heywood found guilty of driving without due care and attention in relation to death of Sarah Weston's pony Juma on B3078 Roger Penny Way, near Fritham
A WOODGREEN man has been found guilty of a driving incident which killed a pony at a notorious New Forest animal accident blackspot.
Ollie Heywood (25), of Woodgreen Common Road, failed to appear before Aldershot Magistrates' Court on Monday to answer a charge of driving without due care and attention on the B3078 Roger Penny Way, near Fritham, on 7th August last year.
As a result the matter was proved in his absence, a spokesperson for the court told the A&T.
Heywood is now due to be sentenced at Southampton Magistrates' Court on 10th May.
The incident hit the headlines as it resulted in the death of four-year-old gelding Juma, which belonged to Sarah Weston.
The distraught author told the A&T she was quitting commoning as a result, before launching a campaign for average speed cameras on that stretch of road.
It was backed by Gilly Jones and the New Forest Roads Awareness Group, while separate petitions calling for cameras were signed by more than 60,000 people.
Since then pledges to "progress" the idea have been made by heads of local organisations, including New Forest District Council leader Cllr Edward Heron and Hampshire police and crime commissioner Donna Jones.