Horse killed in the New Forest

Despite an aggressive prosecution of a bus driver for failing to stop / report after killing a horse, our client received 5 points and a £180 fine.  This was a truly tragic accident.   Nevertheless, our bus driver accepted that he did not stop and was late in notifying the police.  In his defence it was stated that the road was unlit on a wintery night and the bench found it would have been dangerous to walk back up a dark road in search of the horse.  As this offence carries a maximum 6 months in prison, the client was delighted with the outcome.  

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