'Ghost drivers' kept business in operation
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A SUFFOLK lorry driver, in debt by the rune of £17,000, put "ghost drivers" names on tachograph cards to try Co keep his haulage business on the road, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
William Lawrence, proprietor of W. L. Transport Services, of Felixstowe, worked "all the hours God sent" to try to keep his firm viable, said his counsel Colin Woodford.
Lawrence, of Sudbury, admitted six offences of making false entries on record sheets in January and March this year.
Judge Bertrand Richards fined him £50 for each offence, but said Lawrence need only pay the money at the rate of £5 a month.