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Man in court over sat nav accident

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A driver will appear in court after his sat nav led him the wrong way and his car ended up hanging off the edge of a 100ft cliff.

Robert Jones, 43, from Doncaster, said that even though the path he was driving on in Todmorden was becoming steep and narrow, he trusted the sat nav system in his BMW.

He told the Halifax Evening Courier: "It kept insisting the path was a road, even as it was getting narrower and steeper, so I just trusted it. You don't expect to be taken nearly over a cliff."

He said the incident was a "nightmare" and admitted he was lucky the car had not slipped all the way over the cliff edge.

Mr Jones could now face points on his licence and higher car insurance premiums. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster. He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention."

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