Man fined after misunderstanding licence rules

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A 66-year-old man did not understand how the system worked once his driving ban ended and it cost him nearly £500.

Charles Price, of 14 Heathcot Place, Glasgow, admitted driving whilst disqualified and without insurance on the A83 near Kennacraig Farm, on October 20 last year.

The April sitting of Campbeltown Sheriff Court heard that Price had been stopped by a police check and the offences were discovered.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes was told by Price’s defence agent that the man had been disqualified from driving in 2012 and did not realise that he had to apply to obtain a licence once the ban ended.

Because he had no licence it meant he had no valid insurance.

Sheriff Hughes fined him £480, with a victim surcharge of £20.