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Magistrate court fines set to rise under new plans

10 June 2014 Last updated at 19:44 BST

Maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales are set to rise sharply in an effort to crack down on offenders.

The government's proposals could see the highest fine for speeding on the motorway increase from £2,500 to £10,000

For the most serious offences such as drink driving, magistrates would be allowed to impose unlimited fines.

Judith Moritz reports.

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