Woman Who Allowed Uninsured Teenager To Drive Her Car Is Fined

PUBLISHED: 11:28 18 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 May 2010

A WOMAN who allowed a teenager to drive her car because she had a trapped nerve in her leg has been banned from driving for a year. Sarah Cooper allowed 17-year-old Jordan Newman to take over the wheel of her Seat car in Angel Drove at Ely - but he had no

A WOMAN who allowed a teenager to drive her car because she had a trapped nerve in her leg has been banned from driving for a year.

Sarah Cooper allowed 17-year-old Jordan Newman to take over the wheel of her Seat car in Angel Drove at Ely - but he had no licence and no insurance cover.

Further inquiries revealed that Cooper's own licence had been revoked, so she had no licence while supervising the driving.

Cooper, 25, of New Close, Little Thetford, admitted she permitted the teenager to drive without insurance and she had no licence to supervise him on July 8; and Newman, now 18, of Westhorpe, Burwell, admitted driving without insurance or a licence.

Cooper further admitted driving without insurance or a licence in Parsons Lane at Littleport 17 days later, on July 25.

"I drove because she had a trapped nerve, I only drove a short distance," Newman told Ely magistrates.

Cooper added: "I thought I had a licence, I sent a cheque off to DVLA, but never received one."

Presiding magistrate Sue Griffin warned the pair: "You both have a free and easy attitude to driving; a car is a lethal weapon."

Cooper was fined a total of £270 and must pay £35 costs and a £15 surcharge; Newman was fined £135 with £35 costs and a £15 surcharge, and six points were endorsed on his licence.

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