31 Dec '13, 12pm

Paul Daniels blames Prius for speeding incident: One of the country’s best loved magicians, Paul Daniels has b...

Paul Daniels blames Prius for speeding incident: One of the country’s best loved magicians, Paul Daniels has b...

One of the country’s best loved magicians, Paul Daniels has been prosecuted for speeding and has blamed his hybrid car for the incident. According to the Henley Standard , the 75 year old was caught doing 54mph in a 40mph zone in Earley, back in July. In pleading guilty to speeding at Oxford Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, the 75-year-old blamed his Toyota Prius. “I drive a hybrid car which is so quiet and it’s very easy to go too quick. “You don’t realise the speed you are going and most of the time I have it on cruise control,” he is reported to have said. The court fined famous magician £625 and ordered him to pay £65 in costs and a victim surcharge of £62. Appearing in court under his real name of Newton Edward Daniels, he was also given three points on his licence, taking his total to 12, but he avoided a driving ban by telling the magistrate that he needed to ...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/1...

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