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Council to take legal action against driver for damage to resurfaced road

North Yorkshire County Council intends to take proceedings against a driver who caused more than £50,000 worth of damage to a newly resurfaced road.

The incident occurred during an event in Scarborough by the Static Royal car club, where the council believes it has identified the driver who carried out a series of stunts that damaged the new surface of Royal Albert Drive.

A county council spokesman said: “Repair work which will cost around £52,000, after the recently resurfaced road was damaged at a Static Royal car event at the weekend.

“North Yorkshire County Council spent more than £600,000 repairing and resurfacing Royal Albert Drive, which took several weeks and was completed just over a week ago. The damage is being assessed following Sunday’s event and repairs will now be scheduled.”

David Bowe, the council’s director of business and environmental services, said it intended to try to recover the cost through a civil action against the driver involved.

Mark Smulian

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