Motorist flouting law'

PUBLISHED: 13:39 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:27 04 May 2010

UNEMPLOYED Jack Johnson was accused of blatantly flouting the law when he appeared in court on driving charges. Johnson, 62, of Queensway, Soham, admitted driving without a licence, no insurance and no MOT certificate on November 17 when he appeared bef

UNEMPLOYED Jack Johnson was accused of "blatantly flouting the law" when he appeared in court on driving charges.

Johnson, 62, of Queensway, Soham, admitted driving without a licence, no insurance and no MOT certificate on November 17 when he appeared before Ely Magistrates last week.

The court heard that "alcohol and driving" were a feature of Johnson's life and he couldn't afford insurance for his car. He told the court that after he had been disqualified for drink-driving he failed to reapply for his licence.

Chairman of the magistrates, Sue Griffin, told him: "We feel you are just blatantly flouting the law. You do not appear to take the action all drivers must take."

Johnson was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £200 with £35 costs and had his licence endorsed with six points.

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