A LLANELLI man has been fined £100 for driving a taxi without being licensed to do so.
Stephen Royston Bowen appeared before Ammanford Magistrates Court last week for sentencing for an offence under Section 46 of the Town Police Clauses Act. He had been convicted at an earlier hearing.
The court was told that 49-year-old Bowen was previously licensed as a taxi driver by Carmarthenshire County Council until July 27, 2010, when he surrendered his licence. On the October 8, 2010, he was seen by police driving a licensed hackney carriage into the petrol station at Heol Capel Isaf, Llanelli. He did not have a licence to drive this hackney carriage.
Bowen, of Heol Beili Glas, Llanelli, was fined £100 and ordered to pay a contribution of £100 towards prosecution costs plus a £15 victim surcharge.