A CRASH driver did not know his licence had been revoked, a court has been told.

Bryan Lee Davies admitted driving without a licence or insurance when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police were called to a crash in Leadon Way in Ledbury at 3.10pm on August 13, prosecutor Mark Hambling said.

Checks revealed Davies, who had been driving a Hyundai i30, had been driving with a revoked licence.

He told officers he had not realised that his licence had been revoked and that his sister had insured him to drive the car.


Speaking on his own behalf, 48-year-old Davies, who works part-time for a charity, said he had since found out that his licence had been revoked on medical grounds.

He said he believed the notice of revocation had gone to an address he had not lived at for some years.

Davies, of Henry Street, Ross-on-Wye, was fined £80, with court house detention until the court rose ordered in lieu of payment, and received six penalty points. He must pay a £32 victim surcharge, but no costs were ordered due to his lack of means.

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