Student blames exam pressure after forgetting car tax

A university student has blamed exam pressure for failing to tax her car.

18-year-old Eleanor Bowen, of St Germans Place in Peel, admitted having no vehicle licence at Douglas Courthouse on Thursday.

Via Coroner’s Admission she also entered a guilty plea to not having the vehicle registered in her name.

Police spotted Bowen’s Vauxhall Corsa parked on Peel Promenade on June 9th - the tax had expired in October 2017.

In a submission to the court Bowen said she’d been revising for, and sitting, her A-Levels and was under ‘pressure’ - adding she’d ‘kept forgetting’ to do the necessary paperwork.

Passing sentence Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes fined her £300 and ordered her to pay prosecution costs of £50.

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