I’ll do it tomorrow! Uninsured driver’s excuse as newly-bought car seized

The uninsured car seized in Ipswich. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLKS ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM

The uninsured car seized in Ipswich. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLKS ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM - Credit: Archant

A driver caught having not insured his newly-bought car gave police the excuse that he was planning to do it the day after.

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The motorist had reportedly only driven the grey Vauxhall Astra a few hundred metres when he was stopped by police in Ipswich.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team had stopped the car for going through a no entry area.

Tweeting a photograph of the vehicle seized, they wrote: “Driver just purchased this car in #Ipswich and stated he had only driven it a few hundred metres.

“Stopped by police for going through a no entry.

“Driver then stated he hadn’t insured it yet as he was going to do it tomorrow.”

The law states that drivers have to have insurance in place before driving a vehicle, even if they have only just purchased it.

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Those caught face a fixed penalty of £300 and six penalty points - but could get an unlimited fine and be disqualified from driving if the case goes to court.