Teen let uninsured friend drive his car

A young motorist has been fined for letting someone who was not insured drive his car.

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014, 4:55 pm

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Karl Taylor, 19, of King Edward Street, Wirksworth, was stopped by police when he was in the passenger seat of his vehicle which was being driven by a friend.

Angela Hadfield, prosecuting, said: “Officers followed the vehicle and it was stopped and they approached the driver Jay Ellis and the vehicle was registered as belonging to Taylor who was in the passenger seat.”

Taylor pleaded guilty to allowing Ellis to use his car when Ellis was not insured.

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He said: “I let Jay Ellis drive and I thought that because he had his own vehicle he would be okay to move my car but I realise it was my responsibilty.”

Taylor presented statements confirming he had paid his own driving insurance but accepted he allowed someone else to use the vehicle in November when that person was not insured.

Taylor was fined £185 and he was ordered to pay an £18 victim surcharge and £35 costs.

Taylor’s licence was endorsed with six points.

Ellis, 21, of West Barn, Shottle, Belper, pleaded guilty to using a vehicle without insurance.

Ellis was fined £110 and ordered to pay £35 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. His licence was endorsed with six points.