A mother desperate to feed her children got behind the wheel without a licence or insurance, Solihull Magistrates Court has heard.
Ema Sheldon, of Foredrove Lane, Elmdon Heath, was caught by police on December 6 driving the car on the same street without an appropriate licence or insurance.
Sheldon, who was driving a friend’s car, was watched by police as she parked up at nearby shops and then returned to her car to drive home.
The 30-year-old, who pleaded guilty to both offences at Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday, said: “I drove the car because it was an emergency, I had to buy gas from the shops so I could feed the kids before they went to school.”
Sheldon was given six points on her licence, fined £130 and told to pay £80 costs and £20 victim surcharge.