Determined driver ‘would rather go to jail’ than pay outstanding £8 fine

Neil Dubnyckyj was visiting Skegness for his 65th birthday and they planned to stay in a motor home which he had temporarily parked illegally and was fined £35

While Mr Dubnyckyj admits he was wrong, he argues that he does not have to pay the full £35 because he has already paid £8 for a pay and display
While Mr Dubnyckyj admits he was wrong, he argues that he does not have to pay the full £35 because he has already paid £8 for a pay and display

A driver says he would rather go to jail than pay a parking fine he received on his birthday.

Neil Dubnyckyj was visiting Skegness for his 65th birthday and they planned to stay in a motor home which he had temporarily parked illegally and was fined £35.

While Mr Dubnyckyj admits he was wrong, he argues that he does not have to pay the full £35 because he has already paid £8 for a pay and display.

However, this has not washed up with the council, which has since doubled the fine to £70. Mr Dubnyckyj reportedly said he would go to jail before paying the £8 LincolnshireLive.

He said: “On my 65th birthday on October 9th I made it my mission to get my motorhome out and drive to Skegness with my grandson. We got to Skegness around noon and were getting hungry.







Mr Dubnyckyj says the £8 he paid to pay and display should be deducted from the fine
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“We couldn’t find a parking space [at first] So we parked on this wasteland and I paid £8 [on the pay and display.] We went out and had lunch and came back and were fined £35 – which was fine, I made a mistake.

“I paid the difference of £27 because they already had the £8.” Mr Dubnyckyj refused to pay the £8 so East Lindsey Borough Council doubled the fine to £70 and took him to court.

Mr Dubnyckyj added: “It has now become a matter of principle. Had I not paid the £8 I would still have been fined £35.

“I thought there was no way I was going to pay for it. I will go to court and go to jail before I pay it.

“You already got your 8 pounds.” A letter from the judge addressed to Mr Dubnyckyj said his argument was “misunderstood”.







Mr Dubnyckyj said he would go to court and even go to jail rather than pay the £8
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It read: ‘The £8 payment he made was for a pay and display car park ticket; it was not payment of the penalty fee. Mr. D. cannot offset the payment for this ticket against the penalty fee, despite the fact that the ticket purchase was superfluous because he was not allowed to park his mobile home in the parking lot.

“He shouldn’t have paid the £8 for a pay and display ticket because he wasn’t allowed to park his motorhome there. Mr D’s error does not entitle him to transfer this payment to the penalty fee.”

A spokesman for East Lindsey District Council said the matter had been referred to an outside body as part of the appeals process.

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