MAGISTRATES have fined a disqualified driver who had a document that resembled a driving licence in order to deceive.

Richard McCarthy was caught in Popley Way, Basingstoke, on Sunday, October 22, driving while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence.

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He was also found with a document that so closely resembled a driving licence to deceive.

The 22-year-old from Harlow pleaded guilty to possessing a driving licence/counterpart with intent to deceive and driving whilst disqualified during a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 24.

Magistrates endorsed McCarthy’s licence with six points and fined him £400. He must also pay court costs of £85.