Pet dog lands driver in dock

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A MO­TORIST snapped by a speed cam­era driv­ing with his pet chi­huahua in his lap was fined in court yes­ter­day.

Alan Lowther was fined £225 with £75 costs as he ad­mit­ted not be­ing in proper con­trol of his Jeep. Lowther, 43, was driv­ing to his home in Wallsend, Ty­ne­side, along the A1068 in Fe­bru­ary when the cam­era snapped him and his dog Perry.

John Purvis, de­fend­ing, told mag­is­trates in New­cas­tle the pet nor­mally sits in the back of the ve­hi­cle but “for rea­sons best known to the dog” had jumped on to the driver’s lap.

Out­side court Lowther, who owns a tat­too par­lour, said: “A chi­huahua on my lap isn’t ex­actly good for my im­age.”

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