A wine company has been fined after an overloaded vehicle was stopped carrying an extra 1,000kg more of goods than it should have been.
Maidenhead Wine Company, of Cordwallis Street, Maidenhead, pleaded guilty to the offence under the Road Traffic Act, and was given the £1,700 fine at Slough Magistrates Court on Thursday (July 17), reports Localberkshire.co.uk.
The company’s van was stopped by Royal Borough trading standards and Thames Valley Police in November last year in Bath Road, Maidenhead, weighing 1,120kg over the gross weight permitted of 3.5 tonnes.
Goods, primarily cases of wine, were ordered to be removed before the van could continue its journey, and an extra two vans were needed to carry the excess goods.
The company was also ordered to pay costs of £893 and a victim surcharge of £120.