A WINCHESTER villager has been cleared of speeding but convicted of failing to identify a driver to police.

Peter Ernest Wilson, 74, of Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, had been convicted of speeding at 80mph on the M27 at Fareham on May 5.

Magistrates heard the guilty plea had been entered in error because Wilson said his daughter had been driving. The conviction was set aside.

But Wilson denied failing to give police the identity of a driver believe to have committed an offence.

He was not in court but the case was proved in his absence.

He was fined £120 with a £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs and with six penalty points on his licence.