Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:35
If there were only 2 people allowed to drive (i.e. named on the hire agreement), it must have been one of them (unless they allowed someone else to drive, in which case said person was not insured - also a pretty serious offence). So narrowed down to two, who know each other, and who both know who was driving...........
So at a minimum, why can't they charge them with obstructing the course of justice or something? That's got to have a higher penalty than failing to provide details, which seems to be just a rap on the knuckles offence.
Agree it's not the police's fault - and probably what the CPS in this case says is in line with the current law, but it's wrong that someone can get off with this.