A banned driver who got behind the wheel to relieve his unwell wife has been handed a community order.

Daniel Evans, of Second Avenue in Gwersyllt, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 48-year-old admitted that on June 20, he drove a motor vehicle on Ruabon Road, Wrexham, whilst disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence.

He further admitted that on that occasion, he drove without insurance.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that at around 4pm on the day in question, Evans was stopped by police on Ruabon Road.

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Checks confirmed he was banned from driving, and he had no insurance in place.

Ceri Lewis, defending, told the court: "He's fully admitted it at the roadside and says that on the day his wife was driving.

"She was having a panic attack as they were driving towards Poyser Street and she had horrific pain - she has since been diagnosed with kidney stones.


"He stupidly takes over to complete the journey."

District Judge Gwyn Jones handed down a 12 month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work.

Evans was banned from driving for 22 months and must pay £85 costs, as well as a £114 victim surcharge.