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Man who drove across level crossing let off with absolute discharge
A man has escaped a fine and points on his licence after being caught driving across a level crossing when the lights were red.
But a magistrate found him guilty of driving his Toyota Avensis across the West Barnes Lane level crossing on 21 May 2013 and he was given an absolute discharge with no costs or surcharges to pay.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We work closely with Network Rail to raise awareness around level crossings and to educate people about the potential dangers of misuse.
“Drivers who willingly flout the law and place themselves and others in danger should be in no doubt that if caught doing so, we will do everything in our power to prosecute those responsible. It is simply not worth the risk.”