A YOUNG man from Falmouth has appeared in front of magistrates in Cornwall after driving without third-party insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Louis Oliver Chasteauneuf, aged 20, of Beacon Road in Falmouth appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, July 26 on one count of use a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third party insurance and one count of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

The offences occurred on Monday, December 6 2021 when Chasteauneuf was found to be driving a Fiat on Hillhead Road otherwise than in accordance with a licence authorising him to drive a motor vehicle of that class.

He was also found to be driving without third party insurance.

Chasteauneuf pleaded guilty to the two offences.

During his sentencing, Chasteauneuf was fined £300 and made to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34 as well pay costs of £90.

Chasteauneuf's driving record was also endorsed with six penalty points.

The court noted that Chasteauneuf's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence.

According to the sentencing council, offences such as driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence can typically be punishable by the endorsement of between three to six penalty points.

These offences also fall into a fine band of 'A' with a range between 25 to 75 per cent of relevant weekly income

Fines must reflect the seriousness of the offence and that the court must take into account the financial circumstances of the offender.