‘FORGETFULNESS’ led to a chip shop manager being fined and six points added to his licence for driving without insurance.
Christos Petrakas, 52, of Windridge Crescent, Damsonwood was stopped by police on School Road, Solihull on October 26 last year. Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday that he was found to have no up to date insurance documents or MOT certificate for the Mercedes he was driving.
Prosecutor Katie Simpson said: “The company the defendant had been insured with initially informed police, in error, that he had an active insurance policy. But further investigations revealed the policy had in fact lapsed.”
The reason Petrakas did not have up to date documentation for the car was put down to ‘a case of forgetfulness.’
He had been shopping around for a cheaper quote and had forgotten to ask his insurance company to renew the policy, magistrates were told.
Petrakas pleaded guilty to driving without insurance or an MOT certificate. He was fined £400 and made to pay £80 costs and £15 victim surcharge.