Judge who was caught using his mobile at the wheel before doing 55mph in a 40mph zone is spared by driving ban by magistrates
- Duncan Bould, aged 60, faced an automatic road ban over four driving offences
- He has now been handed ‘formal advice’ following a disciplinary hearing
- The judge who racked up 12 points on his licence was ticked off at the hearing
Duncan Bould, aged 60, faced an automatic road ban over four driving offences. He is pictured outside Manchester Magistrates’ Court
A judge who escaped a driving ban after racking up 12 points has been ticked off by justice chiefs.
Crown Court judge Duncan Bould, 60, faced an automatic road ban over four driving offences, but was spared by magistrates.
He has now been handed ‘formal advice’ following a disciplinary hearing by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.
Bould, who sits in courts in North Wales and works as a criminal barrister in Manchester, was seen using his mobile phone at the wheel in March 2015, before speeding in Wrexham six months later.
In April 2017 he received another speeding offence in Manchester, and was caught doing 55mph in a 40mph zone in the city three months later.
In February magistrates in Manchester let him keep his licence on the grounds of ‘exceptional hardship’. Bould said he needed to keep his licence because of his 13-year-old daughter’s medical condition.