A MAN from Yeovil has been fined and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months for driving without insurance on the A361 in Shepton Mallet.

Grigoris Ionut-Cosmin, of Salthouse Lane, was proved guilty of driving a “motor vehicle on a road/public place without third-party insurance” by magistrates in Bath on Thursday, March 17.

Ionut-Cosmin, 27, committed the offence on the A361 Cannards Grave on April 8, 2021.

He was fined £660 and ordered to pay £90 in court costs and an £88 surcharge to fund victim services.

He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for six months “due to repeat offending”.

Ionut-Cosmin was also proved guilty under the single justice procedure of driving “otherwise than in accordance with a licence authorising you to drive a motor vehicle of that class”.

He was caught driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence on the same day as he committed the offence of driving without third-party insurance. 

He was fined a further £220 for this offence, bringing his total court bill to £1,058 to be paid by April 28.

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