A MAN who claimed that his car could have been 'cloned' in a bid to get out of a speeding ticket has been convicted of lying to the authorities.

Prosecutors at Oxford Crown Court had said that Jamie Faulkner perverted the course of justice over a seven-month period after he was spotted driving 51 mph in a 30 mph area in December 2016.

The 48-year old Slough Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire had denied one count of doing acts tending or intending to pervert the course of public justice.

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After deliberating for two hours and 33 minutes jurors unanimously found him guilty of the single count yesterday.

Outlining the case at the start of the trial this week prosecutor Edward Culver said: "It is a case about a man trying to evade a speeding ticket.

"He did so, the prosecution say, by a series of acts where he attempted to evade culpability and responsibility for something he was well aware he had done."

He said that for a seven month period he took steps to get out of a speeding ticket after he was caught driving well over the 30 speed limit.

As part of his deceit Faulkner made claims, the court heard, that his car may have been 'cloned' with the licence plate duplicated by another driver.

From the witness box he denied any wrong-doing and said he was 'all over the place' at the time because his wife was ill.

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The case was adjourned yesterday for a sentencing hearing to be held at the same court on July 25.

The hearing was adjourned so that a pre-sentence report can be prepared by the National Probation Service to explore all sentencing options.