Elderly Notts driver stopped by police - and admits he has been driving for 70 years and never had a licence

A driver in his 80s left Nottinghamshire Police officers speechless after he was pulled over – and admitted he had been driving without a licence or insurance for 70 years, since the age of 12.

By John Smith
Thursday, 27th January 2022, 4:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th January 2022, 4:02 pm

The man, aged in his 80s, was driving a Mini and was pulled over by officers at a Tesco Extra store in Bulwell.

Posting on their Facebook page, Nottinghamshire Police’s Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale poliicing team, said: “We can't quite believe what happened next, as the driver, who was born in 1938, coughed that he had been driving with no licence and no insurance, since he was aged 12 and somehow had managed to never be stopped by the police.

“Thankfully he had never had an accident, caused anyone an injury, and never made anyone lose out financially, by hitting them while uninsured.

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