Woman Involved In Car Accident With Prince Phillip Charged
A woman who criticised the Duke of Edinburgh after his Sandringham car crash left her with a broken wrist is facing motoring charges relating to two separate earlier incidents.
Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in a Kia car which collided with Prince Philip’s Land Rover Freelander on January 17.
The Prince, 97, said he was dazzled by low sun as he pulled out onto the busy A149 in Norfolk.
Ms Fairweather called for Prince Philip to be prosecuted if found to be at fault.
He later surrendered his driving licence and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said he faces no further action.
In a statement, the CPS said: “We have decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute.” It also said it had considered “the level of culpability, the age of the driver and the surrender of the driving license” in its decision to take no action against the Prince.
It has since emerged that Ms Fairweather is facing motoring charges, including two counts of failing to provide the identity of a driver and two charges of speeding relating to incidents last year, a court official said.
The incidents on October 3 and October 21 both relate to a VW Golf, the Eastern Daily Press reported.
Each carries a maximum of six penalty points, meaning that if Ms Fairweather is convicted of both she could receive 12 points and lose her driving licence.