AN UNLICENSED and uninsured Herefordshire man has been banned from the roads for repeat offending after he was caught out behind the wheel.

Joshua Stephen Howells entered a guilty plea to one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without insurance and one count of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence to magistrates in Worcester in June.

Magistrates were told that the 27-year-old had been caught using a Peugeot in Ross-on-Wye's Cantilupe Road without a valid third party insurance policy in place on February 3.


He had also been driving that car without a licence authorising him to drive a vehicle of that class, the court heard.

Howells, of Duke Street, Kington, was fined a total of £432 for the offences, disqualified from driving for six months, with magistrates saying a roads ban was obligatory due to repeat offending, and received six penalty points.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £90 and a £176 victim surcharge.