Triple whammy for delivery driver who receives three penalty fines inside 30 minutes
Our Operation Christmas Cracker was no joke for one delivery driver, who was handed three penalty fines in the space of half an hour.
The man was caught smoking inside a company vehicle shortly after midday on Sunday 2 December and then unlawfully deposited a cigarette out of the window onto the public highway on Alexandra Road at the junction with Wood Green High Road.
As part of their winter crackdown, Haringey Council enforcement officers approached the driver, but he refused to speak with them stating he was too busy and failed to pick up the cigarette butt as he walked away.
On his return – after being approached by officers and local Community Rangers – he eventually provided his driving licence for identification and was given an £80 fixed penalty notice for littering.
The man refused to accept the fine and threw the notice onto the floor and proceeded into his vehicle. This resulted in a second £80 fixed penalty notice for littering.
Instead of walking away he then continued to argue with officers – but was issued with a THIRD penalty when a Community Enforcement Officer issued a parking ticket for the vehicle being parked on a double yellow line.
The penalty carried a £135 fine but is reduced to £65 if paid within the first 14 days.
The driver now faces shelling out more than £200 and a hat-trick of penalty charges.
A spokesperson for Haringey Council said:
“Littering in our borough is completely unacceptable – it is antisocial and ruins the surroundings for residents and visitors.
“This individual made the situation a lot worse by not listening to our officers and now faces shelling out much more. Haringey Council will take action against anyone breaking the rules.”
Operation Christmas Cracker started at the end of November and runs until the middle of January. It is a multi-agency operation and focuses around hotspots in the borough where anti-social behaviour and unlawful activities are carried out.
The areas include Wood Green High Road, White Hart Lane Market, Tottenham Market and West Green Road and action will be taken against anyone who is committing an offence.