A WREXHAM man has been fined after police caught him driving whilst disqualified.

Stephen Barton, of Laurels Avenue in Bangor on Dee, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 56-year-old admitted that on February 28, he drove a motor vehicle whilst disqualified and without insurance.


Justin Espie, prosecuting, told the court that at around 2.30pm on the day of the offence, Barton was seen driving into a driveway at The Laurels in Bangor on Dee.

A check by police confirmed he was a banned driver - which led to the vehicle being seized.

Ceri Lewis, defending, told the court her client would soon be relocating on a permanent basis to Germany.

She said: "He made a full and frank admission at the roadside and enters a timely guilty plea.

"He fully accepts he shouldn't have driven.

The Leader:

"He has no income at the moment but has just sold his house.

"The vehicle has now been signed over to the company which seized it."

The court handed down a £180 fine, as well as ordering Barton to pay £85 costs and a £72 victim surcharge.

He was banned from driving for six months.