A Milford Haven teen dropped out of college to pay a fine after being caught driving without insurance, a court has heard.

Scott Gibson Gregory, of Cromwell Heights, represented himself when he appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Monday, March 18.

He had previously entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving a Seat Ibiza without third-party insurance at Bridge Meadow Lane, Haverfordwest, on November 18.

Gregory, 19, told the court he had mistakenly believed he was covered to drive someone else’s vehicle by his own insurance policy.

He said: “I dropped out of college on Friday because I knew I would be getting a fine, or something, and I wanted to take responsibility and get a job.”

He added that he had secured a new job, but needed a vehicle to get to work as his shifts could start at 5am.

Magistrates fined Gregory £120 and banned him from driving for seven days. He was ordered to pay a £30 surcharge.

The chairman of the bench said: “We were a little bit alarmed that you have given up your college course. Perhaps you can re-enrol?”