8 POINTS FOR SANDOWN DAD CAUGHT DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENCE OR INSURANCE

A Sandown man who was caught driving his luxury Audi without a licence or insurance had 2 children in the back of the car, the court has heard this week.

Rajinda Kumar, 40, of Fort Mews in Sandown, previously pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence. He failed to attend court on Tuesday, with the matter brought to a conclusion in his absence.

The court heard from Ann Smout, prosecuting, that Kumar was driving a black Audi Q7 along Sylvan Drive in Newport at 19:55 on 24th November 2020. He was stopped by Police and it was discovered that he only held a provisional driving licence – but wasn’t being supervised nor was the vehicle displaying L plates. It was also discovered he did not hold insurance on the vehicle.

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The self-employed barber was noted to have 2 children in the back of the car.

Magistrates handed Kumar 8 points on his driving licence, fined him £461 and ordered him to pay £85 costs with a £46 surcharge.

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gsxrjohn
gsxrjohn
1 month ago

Wow that’s worth the risk as probably cheaper that the insurance anyway what a joke

Babs Hodkin
Babs Hodkin
1 month ago

Hopefully the car was crushed too

Wotawally
Wotawally
Reply to  Babs Hodkin
1 month ago

If it wasn’t crushed then the Magistrates should be instead

Mrs T
Mrs T
Reply to  Wotawally
1 month ago

Good idea Wally and perhaps they could sell the car to fund a couple of weeks keep for the deceased family

Davimel
Davimel
1 month ago

How on earth is this anything to do with Crime and Punishment? His ‘Insurance’ would have cost into the thousands so quids in, winner winner chicken dinner! He keeps the car, so he can try to injure his kids again as he isn’t capable of driving that car without experience and a legal Driving test! Worst part is that he didn’t even bother to turn up or offer a defence so we know that it is Magistrates who haven’t a clue and not the sad defence tales spouted by Solicitors that get criminals a soft punishment! Ya couldn’t make this stuff up!

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
1 month ago

With the price of fuel these days I doubt he’ll have enough money left over to pay the fine.

Dusty Willy
Dusty Willy
1 month ago

So he can’t afford lessons but can afford a Q7
Disgusting

 

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