A MOTORIST who had no insurance and a string of defects on his car has been banned from driving for 12 months.

Shane Bolwell, of Parc Ffos, Ffosyffin, was convicted by Carmarthenshire magistrates last year for not having insurance on his VW Golf at Drefach Felindre, Newcastle Emlyn, on July 8 last year.

He also had a bald tyre, cracked windscreen and no wheel nuts.

Magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre banned Bolwell from driving for 12 months due to repeat offending. The 27-year-old was also fined £660, with £85 costs and a £66 victim surcharge.