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Man Says He's Been Driving Uninsured And Without Licence For More Than 70 Years

Jake Massey

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Man Says He's Been Driving Uninsured And Without Licence For More Than 70 Years

One thing every police officer has in common is an absolute bagful of wild tales to tell.

But even cops with years and years in the job can still be stunned by the bizarre cases they stumble upon in the line of duty.

And officers on patrol in Bulwell, Nottingham, had one of these unbelievable encounters yesterday (Wednesday 26 January) when they pulled over a driver near a Tesco Extra.

The driver of the Mini One was born in 1938 and he told officers that he had been driving without a licence or insurance since he was 12. That's right, twelve.

They have been driving about illegally for more than 70 years. Credit: Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale Police
They have been driving about illegally for more than 70 years. Credit: Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale Police

So not only was there once a 12-year-old driving about, obviously without a licence, but they also continued doing so all the way up until yesterday.

The maths whizzes among you will have figured out that the bloke is now going to be around 84 years old and has been driving about without a licence or insurance for 72 years.

Perhaps even more remarkably, he said he had never been stopped by police and never had a crash.

In a Facebook post, Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale Police said: "The City North OP [Operation] Reacher team are out on pro-active patrols in Sherwood and Carrington this evening, but an early inquiry by The Bearded Boss over in Bulwell, found him pulling over this Mini One next to Tesco Extra.

"We can't quite believe what happened next, as the driver, who was born in 1938 (!!), coughed that he had been driving with no licence and no insurance, since he was 12 (yes TWELVE) years old.....and somehow had managed to never be stopped by the police. (We'll let you do the maths!!)"

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The post continued: "Thankfully he had never had an accident, caused anyone an injury, and never made anyone lose out financially, by hitting them whilst uninsured!

"Due to the increased number of ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras in Nottingham, even on the small trips, you are likely to hit a camera, so make sure your documents are in order.....because it will catch up with you.....one day....."

It's not clear what the future holds for the driver. I for one think they should call it a good run, hang up their driving gloves and buy a bus pass.

Featured Image Credit: Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale Police

Topics: UK News, Crime, Cars

Jake Massey
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