Elderly motorist, 84, is pulled over for having no licence after driving without one since the the age of 12
- Police in Nottingham found a pensioner who drove without a licence for 70 years
- The man was born in 1938 and admitted he had driven illegally since age of 12
- His car was flagged by automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) cameras
- Nottinghamshire Police officers said: ‘We can’t quite believe what happened’
- ‘Thankfully he had never had an accident or caused anyone an injury’
Shocked police pulled over an elderly motorist – who told them he’d been driving without a licence or insurance for 70 years.
The pensioner admitted he had been behind the wheel since the age of 12, but had never been in an accident or stopped.
He was caught when automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) cameras flagged up his Mini One as it pulled up next to a Tesco Extra.
Officers in Bulwell, Nottingham, posted on the local force’s Facebook page: ‘We can’t quite believe what happened next.
The pensioner was caught when automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) cameras flagged up his Mini One as it pulled up next to a Tesco Extra
‘The driver, who was born in 1938, coughed that he had been driving with no licence and no insurance, since he was 12 years old and somehow had managed to never be stopped by the police
‘Thankfully he had never had an accident [or] caused anyone an injury.’
They warned: ‘Due to the increased number of ANPR cameras in Nottingham, even on the small trips you are likely to hit a camera, so make sure your documents are in order… because it will catch up with you one day.’
It is not clear if the police took any action against the pensioner.