Shropshire Star

Three points and a £700 court bill for woman seen with no licence and no seatbelt

A woman was given a court bill of more than £700 and three points after taking to the wheel without a licence or a seatbelt.


Worcestershire Magistrates' Court heard that Leanne Bennett, of Brook Road, Craven Arms, had been driving a Vauxhall Astra on the A49 at Ludlow on May 15 last year without a licence and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The court, sitting on Thursday December 28, 2023, was told that the charges were proved under the single justice procedure.

The 33-year-old was not in court to hear the decision.

For the licence offence Bennett was handed three points, fined £220 and ordered to pay a victims' surcharge of £176 and prosecution costs of £90.

For not wearing a seatbelt she was also fined £220, giving a total of £706.