A TEENAGER has been banned from the roads after he was caught breaking the law in a Herefordshire town.

Zal Irani entered guilty pleas to one count of using a vehicle on a road without a valid test certificate, one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance, and one count of failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that Irani had been caught out in Leominster's Pierrepont Road after getting behind the wheel of a blue Mazda 2, which did not have a valid MOT test certificate, and without a valid third-party insurance policy in place on November 16.


The 19-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Matthew Lewis, had also failed to provide a sample of blood for testing when required to do so by police during the course of an investigation into whether he had committed an offence in Leominster on the same date.

Irani, of Monkland Common Road, Monkland, was fined a total of £170 and disqualified from driving for 12 months, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty pleas into account.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £48 victim surcharge.