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A big mac and fines: Unlicensed driver took brother's car to Skegness McDonalds because he was hungry

By AlexColman  |  Posted: March 28, 2014

Skegness Magistrates' Court

Skegness Magistrates' Court

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Feeling hungry in the middle of the night led a 26-year-old man to a court appearance after he took his brother’s car to get a ‘McDonalds’, even though he had never taken a driving test.

Damian Folger of Derby Road in Chesterfield admitted taking his brother’s MG car without his consent and to driving it without insurance or a driving licence when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said that Folger was stopped driving the car by police officers on Roman Bank, Skegness at 2.25am on March 9 and he admitted to them that it was his brother’s car and that he had taken it without permission.

Mr Wood said that Folger had never passed a driving test and was not covered by any insurance.

Mitigating, Saleem Khan said that Folger had come to the area for a holiday with his brother and his family and took the car in the middle of the night because he was hungry and wanted to go to a McDonalds for something to eat.

Mr Khan said Folger often acted on impulse and that this was an impulsive decision which he had been kicking himself for ever since.

The magistrates fined Folger a total of £215 and ordered him to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He also had eight penalty points put on his licence.

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