MARCH: Man who refused to pay full taxi fair gets 80 hour community service order
FAILING to pay the full fare for a taxi ride landed March man David Tymon with an 80-hour unpaid work order this week. After being treated for a broken nose, Tymon took a ride from the emergency department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King s Lynn. H
FAILING to pay the full fare for a taxi ride landed March man David Tymon with an 80-hour unpaid work order this week.
After being treated for a broken nose, Tymon took a ride from the emergency department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn.
He had paid part of the fare, but when he reached his girlfriend's home he failed to pay the remaining cash.
At Wisbech courthouse on Tuesday, 26-year-old Tymon, of Creek Road, March, admitted making off without paying a �31.48 fare in the early hours of February 21.
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He also admitted failing to attend court on March 24, and breaching a conditional discharge.
"He told the taxi driver he had money in the bank, and would give it to him later that morning," said solicitor John Clarke. "He should have made efforts to get the money and contact the driver.
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Tymon was ordered to pay �31.48 compensation, and �60 costs.