Ms Carville was pleading guilty to driving with excess speed at Kendal Magistrates’ Court. She already had 3 points on her licence.
She is a single mother to two young children who were staying with their grandparents in Scotland; she received a telephone call to say her mother had been taken ill; she rushed to Scotland to collect her children as her mother could not look after them. She had work commitments the same day and drove at excess speed of 110 miles per hour in a 70mph limit.
She was employed as a Business Development Manager with Vodaphone and was due to start a new job with Phone Logistics just days before her court appearance. This involved traveling to see any number of 15,000 mobile phone retailers as required. She was told that if she lost her licence they would no longer be able to employ her.
She has a 7 year old child who suffers from Dyspraxia which affects his co-ordination making walking very difficult for him. He also suffers from mild autism. As a single parent she was completely reliant on her car to work and to care for her children.
After mitigation Ms Carville’s licence was endorsed with 6 points and she was fined £250.