A BANNED driver has been sent for trial after denying driving without insurance and obstructing police.

Andrew Gilbert entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while disqualified and denied one count of driving without insurance and two of obstructing or resisting a constable in the execution of their duty.

The court heard from prosecutor Eleanor Peart that the 45-year-old defendant had been caught out after getting behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Combi van on the A49 in Moreton on Lugg while disqualified from driving on December 29.


He is accused of using that van on the A49 on the same date without a valid insurance policy in place, and of wilfully obstructing two police officers in the execution of their duty at Moreton on Lugg on the same date.

The case was sent for trial before magistrates and Gilbert, of Moreton on Lugg, Herefordshire, was released on unconditional bail.

He will appear before magistrates in Hereford next for trial on March 13.

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