A banned motorist who was caught driving on a major road has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Florin Eduard Balan, of Church Street, Dagenham, was caught driving while disqualified in East Mayne, Basildon, on August 29.

The 32-year-old pleaded guilty when he appeared at Basildon Magistrates' Court on October 13 and was fined £415.

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Balan must also pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £166 and £105 prosecution costs.

He has been banned from driving for six months.

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