25th Feb, 2020

Scaffolder prosecuted for overloaded lorry by Solihull Council

Sarah Mason 15th Aug, 2018

SOLIHULL Council has successfully prosecuted a scaffolding trader for operating an overloaded vehicle.

Steve Brennan’s, trading as SB Scaffolding, scaffold lorry was stopped by police and weighed by officers from Solihull Council’s trading standards team on November 22 last year.

When weighed, it was found to be 1,680kg (48 per cent) over the legal weight limit.

Brennan pleaded guilty and was fined £1,460. Including costs and a victim surcharge, he will have to pay a total of £1,884.

Councillor Alison Rolf, cabinet member for stronger communities and partnerships, said: “I am pleased with the outcome of this case and other local businesses should take note of this prosecution.

“We are committed to ensuring that businesses operating in Solihull work safely and legally; we will continue to work with our partner agencies to achieve this.”

The driver of the vehicle, Mr Ashley Wright, was also prosecuted for the same offence. He will have to pay a total of £1,246.

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