Judge shows leniency on uninsured carer

A judge in south-Wales has shown leniency on an uninsured carer that did not have third party insurance for a motor vehicle she was caught driving.

Rhianydd Roberts appeared in front of Llanelli Magistrates’ Court – charged with driving without proper cover, but even though she admitted to the the crime, Judge Jim Davis decided against giving the woman a driving ban because of her role as a carer.

Ms Roberts is currently balancing her role in charge of the medical needs of her daughter, who has epilepsy and her cousin, who is terminally ill, according to the South Wales Evening Post.

Because of this and the nature of her insurance breach, with her policy only expiring two days before the incident, the magistrate decided to give the 51-year-old Lon y Felin resident a £150 fine and a £20 victim surcharge so she could carry on caring for her relatives.

Commenting on the case, Ms Roberts said: “My daughter is epileptic and goes to Llwyn y Bryn College in Swansea. If anything happens and they phone me I have got to go and get there.”

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