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Derby man blames ‘short term memory loss’ after not paying for petrol

Derby man blames ‘short term memory loss’ after not paying for petrol

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He also took his ex-wife’s car without her consent – but what was his reasoning for the events that unfolded?

A Derby man who drove off without paying for petrol claimed he did so as he suffers from short-term memory loss.

Mark Harrington, of Micklecroft Gardens, put £15.02 worth of fuel in his car before driving off without making payment in January.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court also heard how, the following month, the 36-year-old then took a vehicle belonging to his ex-wife without her consent and drove it without being insured.

Mr Harrington filled up £15.02 of fuel before leaving without paying!

Harrington said that he has to have dialysis five times a week and one of the side-effects was that he suffered with memory loss.

Magistrates banned Harrington from the roads and fined him for his actions.

Lynn Bickley, prosecuting, said: “The circumstances are that, on January 10, at 4pm the vehicle that was driven by the defendant was driven to Esso, in Kingsway, Derby.

“He put £15.02 of petrol in the car. He got back in and left without making payment.

“When interviewed, he stated that he suffered from short-term memory loss and attends hospital in relation to that.”

Mr Harrington had to pay fines totalling £195.

Harrington pleaded guilty to making off without payment, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and driving without insurance.

Magistrates banned him from driving for six months and he had to pay £15.02 in compensation to Esso.

He was fined £80 for taking the vehicle without the owner’s consent, had to pays costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

This gave him a total to pay of £195.

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