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A MAN who removed the doors, bonnet and lights from his car and drove it to a scrapyard, has been fined by magistrates for driving an unsafe vehicle.
Sam Wilson, 25, from Nottingham, believed his car was roadworthy because it had a valid MOT. He planned to sell the vehicle to a salvage company for £150 but first removed its doors, bonnet and grille, headlights, front and rear indicators, and rear brakelights, intending to sell them on the internet.
On his way to the scrapyard in the 306, and without any indicators, he used his arms to signal left and right.
However, three miles into his windy drive, police stopped him. Unpersuaded by his claim that the car had a valid MOT, they ordered Wilson, who studies electrical engineering, to appear in court.
This week, Nottingham magistrates found Wilson guilty of using a vehicle that posed a danger to other road users. He was fined £110, told to pay £120 costs and given three penalty points.