A MAN who failed to stop after a traffic accident while driving whilst disqualified and without third-party insurance has been sentenced by magistrates in Cornwall. 

Royston Morgan, aged 20, of Aglets Way in St Austell appeared in front of magistrates at Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Friday, November 3 on one count of driving whilst disqualified; one count of driving without third-party insurance; and one count of failing to stop after a road accident. 

The offences took place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Indian Queens where Morgan failed to stop after the silver BMW he was driving caused significant damage to a roadside telecomms pole on Fraddon Hill. 

During this same period of time, Morgan was also driving whilst disqualified and without third-party insurance. 

He pleaded guilty to all three offences when he appeared in front of magistrates on Monday, October 2. 

During his sentencing, Morgan was given a further disqualification of six months and had his driving record endorsed, with no further penalties for the offences.

The court noted how Morgan's guilty pleas had been taken into account when imposing the sentence. 

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. 

The maximum sentence for failing to stop after a road accident is an unlimited fine and/or six month's custody.