Disqualified driver fined for getting behind the wheel while banned

Melcombe Regis Car Park in Weymouth
Melcombe Regis Car Park in Weymouth

A MAN from Weymouth who was banned from driving has been fined for getting behind the wheel while disqualified.

Adam James Woods, whose address was given as Wesley Street, was charged with driving while disqualified and without valid insurance at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 24.

The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to both charges and was handed a £240 fine.

He was also told to pay a £34 surcharge and £85 in costs, while also being disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for three months.

The charges related to an incident on December 14 last year in which Woods was caught behind the wheel of a Mercedes at Melcombe Regis Car Park in Weymouth town centre.

At the time the defendant was disqualified from driving and therefore did not hold any valid insurance either.