Man’s plea to keep licence is successful

Scarborough Magistrates Court

Scarborough Magistrates Court

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A SCARBOROUGH man has escaped a driving ban after admitting driving without insurance.

Tobias Peter Pearson, 26, of Hawthorn Walk, Eastfield, pleaded guilty to the offence which took place on July 12.

The court heard how Pearson was stopped by officers in Eastway at around 6.25pm.

He told them his policy had been cancelled a month earlier and he was on his way home to sort it out.

Pearson, representing himself, said that he had always been a good driver and that his “licence is his life”.

He argued that a driving ban would cause him exceptional hardship because he would lose his job as a fabricator and delivery driver.

Pearson added that it would make it difficult for him to see his seven-year-old daughter, who lives 350 miles away in Eastbourne.

He also told magistrates he was due to move to the rural location of Sherburn with his wife at the end of the month.

Magistrates accepted his arguments and gave him six points on his licence, bringing his total to 12.

He was fined £320 and ordered to pay £45 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

On delivering sentence, chairman of the bench, Neil Douglas, said: “The slightest thing you do in the future, you will lose your licence.”