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Driver had no licence

PUBLISHED: 14:59 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 August 2010

A DRIVER who appeared in court for driving without a licence claimed he did not know he only had a provisional one. Officers on foot patrol spotted 20-year-old David Wisbey, of Padnall Road, Marks Gate, driving along High Road in Chadwell Heath without w

A DRIVER who appeared in court for driving without a licence claimed he did not know he only had a provisional one.

Officers on foot patrol spotted 20-year-old David Wisbey, of Padnall Road, Marks Gate, driving along High Road in Chadwell Heath without wearing his seatbelt.

They indicted for him to stop and discovered that he had no insurance and that his licence had been revoked due to the number of points on it.

Wisbey told the court: "When I first passed my test I bought car but I had no tax.

"I was driving it to the garage when I was stopped.

"The paperwork was in the post but I received a letter a few days later saying I had six points on my licence."

He then claimed that he didn't know his licence had reverted back to a provisional one due to having six points on it within two years of passing his test.

The court fined him £350 for driving without insurance and £50 for driving without a full licence.

He was also ordered to pay £70 costs and a £15 surcharge and was given a further eight points on his licence.


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