I don't know who was driving when we got a speeding ticket - can I be done for failing to notify the police of the driver?

I recently received a speeding ticket. However, I don't know whether myself or my wife were driving at the time of the alleged offence. I've told the police this, I have also told them we have checked our diaries and fuel receipts (due diligence) but only know we were together in the car. I could not fill in the form they sent me as there was no option for "don't know". They now say that they have no alternative but to initiate proceedings for an offence under section 172 for failing to notify the police of the driver at the time of the offence. What are my options?

Asked on 5 July 2017 by david james

Answered by Honest John
It's Catch 22. If you fail to notify, they do you under Section 172. If you notify and get it wrong you could be charged for "Perverting the Course of Justice." Take legal advice.
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