Retford: Driver just can’t stop getting in car

In Court
In Court

An elderly man pleaded guilty to driving whilst he was already banned and driving without a license.

Eliot Hind, 73, of Wellington Square, Retford, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 20th November.

The court heard how at 9.30 am on 27th of August Hind was seen by a neighbour getting into his car on Wellington Square.

The neighbour thought Hind was banned so called a friend who confirmed Hind had been disqualified.

The police were told Hind was still driving around without a licence and was invited to the police station to talk about it.

Hind then admitted driving to the police station.

Prosecuting, Mr Carr, said: “This case arises in unusual circumstances.

“ A few years ago Mr Hind was convicted of death my dangerous driving when he was in a car incident and his wife which was a passenger in his car, was killed.”

“One of the conditions of his sentence was that he would surrender his licence, which he did.”

Hind said:“ I am very sorry. I had to get into my car to do some shopping.”

“I have health problems and walking to the shops is too far for me.”

“ It has been tempting to just get into the car.”

Hind also told the magistrates, it would be a good idea for them to disqualify him from driving.

The magistrates disqualified Hind from driving for two years.

He was also fined £160, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.