Driver lands another 12-month ban from Northampton magistrates after getting behind the wheel 80 minutes too early

Police stopped 25-year-old on A5 at just before 11pm... but he didn't get his licence back until midnight

By Kevin Nicholls
Friday, 28th January 2022, 1:13 pm
Updated Friday, 28th January 2022, 1:14 pm

A driver has landed a fresh 12-month ban after being caught behind the wheel 80 minutes before getting his licence back.

Officers from Northamptonshire Police discovered Flavius Dumitru was still disqualified when he was stopped driving a Volkswagen Touran on the A5 near Crick just before 11pm on December 1 last year.

Dumitru also pleaded guilty to having no insurance when he appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court on Friday (January 21).

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The 25-year-old, of Ladys Lane, Coventry, was also ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and pay £180 towards prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.

Dumitru was stopped driving this VW Touran on December 1 — he he was still banned until the following day