Police seize car after man admits driving without licence for 50 years - and ‘bragging about it’

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A pensioner from Derbyshire admitted to driving without a licence for 50 years

A motorist had his car seized after driving without a licence for 50 years, a spokesperson for the Derbyshire Road Policing Unit has confirmed.

The 69-year-old pensioner was found without a driver's licence after being pulled over by police.

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The driver revealed he'd been driving illegally since the age of 19 and scammed insurance companies claiming he had a licence. He has never passed a driving test before.

Derbyshire Road Policing Unit were forced to seize the car before reporting the man to police for several offences.

A spokesperson for the Derbyshire RPU tweeted: "The driver of this vehicle has never passed a test despite being 69 years old and having been driving for over 50 years.

''He has systematically provided details to insurance companies indicating that he had a license (sp) but the flaw in his dastardly plan was bragging.

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"His long reign came to an abrupt end once we found out. Vehicle seized and driver reported for numerous offences."

The penalty for driving without a licence can be between three to six points and up to a £1,000 fine. 

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