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Man caught without car tax for four years

Police checks showed tax expired in 2016

A man’s been fined after police checks found his car hadn’t been taxed for four years.

Fifty-one-year-old David Curtis of Queen’s Promenade in Douglas appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to one count each of having no tax and having no insurance in Royal Terrace in Douglas on 23 September.

Prosecution advocate James Robinson told the hearing police had been given information about a Range Rover which didn’t have a tax disc.

Curtis was stopped and spoken to by officers, and computer checks revealed the Range Rover’s tax had run out in 2016.

He told police he’d bought the car in May and was driving it because his other vehicle was off the road, but said his insurance policy covered him to drive other cars.

However, checks on his policy showed that wasn’t the case.

He was fined £900, as well as being ordered to pay £50 towards prosecution costs.
Magistrates also imposed six penalty points on his licence.

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