Woman had no insurance

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A WOMAN is £600 out of pocket after being found guilty of driving without insurance.

Jacqueline Quinn was stopped in Burn Road, in Hartlepool, by a police officer after his automatic system flashed up that her Citroen Picasso was uninsured.

Quinn, 34, produced an insurance certificate at the scene, but a check by the officer later found the policy had been cancelled three months before for non-payment.

Magistrates in Hartlepool found Quinn, of Newlands Road, Trimdon Station, guilty of using a vehicle without third party insurance on December 17, last year.

Quinn was fined £525, had her licence endorsed with eight points and was made to pay £50 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.