Motorist told to pay £1,700 for driving in Northampton without a UK licence for THREE YEARS

Moldovan should have taken a British test after one year, but failed to do so

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 12:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 12:16 pm

A Moldovan man has been told to pay more than £1,700 after failing to get a British driving licence for THREE YEARS.

Constantin Turcan held a licence from his home country but Northampton Magistrates heard that was only valid in Great Britain for one year after he moved to England in 2016.

The 24-year-old was told he should have applied for a provisional licence and take a driving test here since the UK has no reciprocal agreement with the UK.

Police stopped Turcan driving in St Andrews Road in May this year

Police only discovered the problem after stopping Turcan, of North Oval, Northampton, driving an Audi A4 in St Andrews' Street in the town at around 3.20pm on May 20 this year.

He was also charged with having no insurance and not having L plates or being supervised.

As well as a whopping £1,500 fine and seven penalty points, magistrates ordered Turcan to pay £90 costs and £150 to fund victim services.

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