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Unlicensed driver banned from the roads

A mother - who's never passed a driving test - has been banned from the road after taking "a gamble" and driving. 

Police stopped 26-year-old Ellan-Marie Greham, of Poachers Pocket in Ballasalla, on March 13th after concerns over her standard of driving. 

They'd followed her black Honda Civic from Castletown to Ballasalla - when stopped she admitted she didn't own a driving licence. 

Greham admitted the offence - and of driving without insurance and failing to notify the change of ownership of the vehicle - via Coroner's Admission. 

She appeared at Douglas Courthouse last week for sentence where her advocate told Magistrates she'd taken lessons, and held a provisional licence, but "life had intervened" before she passed. 

He said the day before the offence her son was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and the following day required medication from the chemist.

Greham, he said, had a "moment of aberration" and decided to drive - adding "she has no explanation why she chose this course of action". 

Magistrates fined her £450 and disqualified her from driving for three months - she was also ordered to pay court costs of £50.

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