Taking a chance on a visit to Pembrokeshire cost a disqualified driver £670 and a further ban from the road.

Brian Anderson, of Norbury Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without third-party insurance when he appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, April 23.

The court heard that police stopped Anderson’s Ford Fiesta on the A477 at Llanteg at 11.15am on April 5.

Stephen Mallison, prosecuting, said Anderson, 34, who was subject to an 18-month driving ban following a drink-drive conviction, had fully admitted the offences to officers.

Nick Devonald, defending, said: “A full and frank admission was immediately made by Mr Anderson.

“He was driving within six months of the period of disqualification.”

Mr Devonald added that Anderson, a self-employed lift engineer, was in the process of driving from his home address to Haverfordwest when he was stopped.

The court was told that Anderson ‘took a chance’.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and added six points to his licence.

He was ordered to pay £670 in a fine, costs and surcharge and banned from driving for 19 months.

The chairman of the bench said: “This was not long after the original disqualification was imposed, but we are not sending you to prison today.”