Banned from the roads

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A DRIVER who gave a false name to police has been banned from the roads for six months and fined £330.

Martyn Johnson (23), of London Road, Long Sutton, had been speeding and driving without insurance and had only a provisional licence when he was stopped by officers in Stamford, on May 22.

He pleaded guilty to four offences when he appeared at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Jill Darby, prosecuting, told the court he had been registered as travelling at 46mph in a 30mph zone.

However, he told police he was Claude Douglas Stanley Johnson. Checks found him to be lying.

Defending, solicitor Dav Naghen said Johnson had made a “foolish mistake”.

Johnson was fined £65 for obstructing a police officer, £65 for speeding, £100 for driving with no insurance, £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.

His licence was endorsed with eight penalty points, leaving him with a six-month driving ban.