Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Wednesday 12 October 1938
Goldthorpe Man’s Driving
Sent to Prison for Three Months
George E. Wigfield, motor engineer, of Goldthorpe, was sent to prison for three months, and his licence was suspended 12 for months, at Doncaster, yesterday, for driving a motor-car dangerously on the Barnsley Road, Scawsby, September 4.
Inspector Wolfe said that at 10.15 p.m. Mrs. Julia Arm Bowkett, of Scawsby, was walking along the road with her husband, when her husband was knocked down and killed by Wigfield’s car.
Mrs. Bowkett said she and her husband were walking close the grass verge. She saw the lights of a car coming behind them, and she stepped on to the grass verge and pulled her husband towards the grass. The car ran into him.
Wigfield In evidence, said he dipped his lights as another car approached, and when switched them on again saw Bowkett on the side of the road. He drove his car two feet out into the road to allow plenty of room, and just as he got up to him Bowkett lurched to the near from the mudguard and was knocked down.
Wigfield disputed that tyre marks on the road mentioned in the case were made by his car.