A driver from Doncaster whose car was left teetering on the edge of a cliff after following his sat-nav has been ordered to pay nearly £900 for driving without due care and attention.
Robert Jones, 43, nearly plunged down the 100ft cliff in his BMW after obeying instructions which sent him along a steep, narrow path, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, on March 22.
Jones denied the charge at Calderdale Magistrates' Court on Tuesday but was found guilty. He was given a £370 fine and six penalty points on his driving licence.
He was also ordered to pay £500 costs and a £15 victim surcharge when he appeared in court.
Speaking after the incident earlier this year, Jones, who works as a driver, said he trusted his sat-nav system and relied on it for his job.
He said he continued to follow the instructions when it told him the footpath he was driving on was a road.
Police officers were called to the scene after reports that a BMW was hanging off the edge of a cliff off Bacup Road.
© Press Association 2009