Driving to see his injured father without a valid licence cost a Neyland man £235.

Morgan Charles Ralph, of Neyland Heights, pleaded guilty to using a vehicle without third party insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, December 18.

The court heard that Ralph, 33, was pulled over by officers while driving a Rover 25 at Lower Priory, Milford Haven, on November 29.

Stuart John, defending, said Ralph decided to drive after hearing that his father had been injured in a fall.

“He started to drive to his house and was stopped by the police. It was not a decision that he took lightly, but one that he took impulsively.”

Magistrates fined Ralph £120 and added eight penalty points to his licence.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.