A MAN has been hit with a £1,000 court penalty for failing to give police information to identify a driver suspected of committing an offence.

James Watkiss, 44, of Glenorchy Close, Holmes Chapel, was found guilty of the offence at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on April 25.

A police officer had requested information relating to the identity of the driver of a Vauxhall vehicle on March 11, last year.

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The driver was alleged to have been guilty of an offence, the court heard.

Watkiss was fined £660 and ordered to pay £264 victim surcharge and £90 costs.

His driving licence was also endorsed with six points.

Magistrates gave the defendant until June 20 to pay the £1,014 court bill.