Haverfordwest Magistrates did not disqualify a Milford Haven woman for driving without insurance after finding “exceptional hardship”.

Appearing in court on December 4, the 36-year-old from Steynton pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle at Seat Garage, Sardis, Milford Haven when there was no insurance in force.

As well as finding “exceptional hardship”, Magistrates took into into account that the woman has caring responsibility for her mother who is registered disabled and is assisting her with the weekly tasks. They also heard that her employment involves multi site work where she has specific skills in a key industry in a rural area where unemployment is an issue.

She was fined £969, plus a victim services surcharge of £38 and £85 costs, and received six penalty points on her driving record.