Motorist fined £1,000 for pony hit-and-run at accident blackspot

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Roger Penny Way
Nilesh Sorathia, from Slough, appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court

A MOTORIST was fined £1,000 and disqualified from driving for six months after a fatal hit-and-run incident involving a New Forest pony.

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Nilesh Sorathia (38), from Langley, near Slough, admitted failing to stop after a collision with a mare on the notorious accident blackspot of Roger Penny Way, near Woodgreen, in June last year.

It was so badly injured it had to be put down.

When he appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court recently Sorathia also faced a charge of failing to report the incident, which he denied. That allegation was dismissed when the prosecution offered no evidence.

As well as the fine and disqualification, Sorathia was also told by the Bench to pay court costs of £410.

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