Driver racks up £14,000 in parking charges

September 12, 2014 | By | In News

Most drivers will have received a few parking tickets over their years on the road, but one motorist has managed to chalk up no less than £14,000 in parking charges.

However, the man who has racked up this huge sum isn’t oblivious to the parking rules, he is defiantly challenging the private parking firm’s ability to enforce the fines handed to him across dozens of private car parks around Lincoln.

Ford Mondeo driver David Lee has received more than 140 tickets over a year after repeatedly leaving his car parked across several parking spaces, including disabled bays. The 37-year old from Lincolnshire also left notes on his windscreen claiming that the fines were unenforceable.

After receiving this long line of parking tickets, the driver has been served with four county court judgements which come to a total of more than £3,000. UK Car Parking Solutions also plans to issue a further £10,000 in charges and a further £1,000 in costs.

This is one of the highest parking charge debts to be served on a single motorist in the UK for parking on private land. Four of the undefended county court judgements amount to £3,265, with an additional £10,000 still to be issued.

The driver has also taunted parking wardens with unpaid and damaged parking tickets displayed on his dashboard, with a note branding the parking firm “UK Car Park Scammers”.

Talking to the Daily Mail Mr Lee said: “I am very embarrassed about all this.”

Legal manager for UKCPS, Steve Hall stated: “This is one of the highest parking charge debts to be served on a single motorist in the UK for parking on private land. Four of the undefended county court judgements amount to £3,265, with an additional £10,000 still to be issued.

“The vehicle was often parked across more than one bay. On many occasions, the charges were for parking out of marked bays and without authority. The vehicle dashboard was clearly visible for all passing people to see, scattered with unpaid parking tickets.”

The driver who lives in Lincolnshire attended Lincoln County Court earlier in September. However, UKCPS have said that they are yet to receive any payment from Mr Lee.

Picture: Facebook / David Lee

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