A NEWQUAY woman who pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and without third-party insurance has been sentenced by a court in Cornwall. 

Charlotte McLean, aged 37, of Bay Resort in Newquay, appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday, October 19 on one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance and one count of driving whilst disqualified. 

The offences took place on Thursday, June 15 on Basset Road in Camborne where McLean drove a Volkswagen Passat on Basset Road while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence and without third-party insurance. 

McLean pleaded guilty to both offences when she appeared in court on Thursday, September 21. 

During her sentencing, McLean had an existing suspended sentence extended for six months due to the court feeling it would be unjust to activate it. 

She was also disqualified from driving for 22 months and had her driving record endorsed as well as being fined £120. She was also made to pay £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and pay a surcharge of £114. 

According to the Sentencing Council, the maximum fine a person can receive for driving whilst disqualified is an unlimited fine or six months custody, while the maximum sentence for driving with no insurance is an unlimited fine.