Aspiring teacher who knocked down teen issued driving ban

A driving ban was issused to the aspiring teacher. Picture, Lisa Ferguson

A driving ban was issused to the aspiring teacher. Picture, Lisa Ferguson

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AN aspiring teacher who knocked down a 15-year-old boy on a pedestrian crossing as he was making his way to school has been disqualified from driving for six months.

Wendy Townsley, 37, of Preston Road, Prestonpans, who was a provisional licence holder and not accompanied by a qualified driver at the time of the incident on February 10, was also fined £500 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

She had pleaded guilty to charges of driving without due care and attention, not being with a qualified driver and having no insurance.

Sheriff Liddle told Townsley: “You had no business being behind the wheel of a car at all. For someone like you, hoping to be teaching children, you could have killed the boy.”