Teen fined for motor offence

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A Ripley teenager was caught committing motoring offences following a row with his family.

Police saw a Jonway motorcycle being ridden along Derby Road, Swanwick, without both registration and ‘L’ plates.

They stopped the bike and rider Joshua Golding-Smith told them he had bought it off ebay, Chesterfield magistrates heard.

“The motorbike was not registered. He had only passed his CBT motorcycle test the previous day,” said Sherall Pickford, prosecuting.

“He said he had an argument with his family and left the address and that’s why he got on his bike - to go to a friend’s.”

Golding-Smith (19), of Wright Avenue, Ripley, admitted driving without insurance and a licence on August 5.

The court heard he had a previous conviction for damaging property.

Magistrates fined him £125, with £85 costs, and imposed six penalty points.

“I just want to say sorry for doing it,” Golding-Smith, unemployed, told the court.