Illegal cabbie banned from driving after being caught
- Credit: Archant
A Portishead man has been fined and banned from driving after operating a taxi without a legal licence.
Michael Cook admitted six offences at North Somerset Courthouse earlier this month in connection with his illegal taxi work.
North Somerset Council said he was caught following a long investigation by its officers and the police.
Because he had not applied for a licence, 62-year-old Cook had avoided criminal checks and undergoing health checks.
Cllr Felicity Baker said: “Operating without the correct licence is completely irresponsible and will not be tolerated. We will take action.
You may also want to watch:
“Taxis are licenced in order to keep passengers safe by ensuring the drivers and their vehicles both undertake regular checks.”
Registered taxis must display a licence number and passengers are advised to check for one.
- 1 PICTURES: Clevedon Marine Lake releases Eco-pod design plan
- 2 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta launches Fiesta Fortnight event
- 3 Event organiser fined for noise complaints
- 4 Clevedon Skatepark shut over safety fears
- 5 Charming period house with stunning conservatory
- 6 Residents rally to support Save Weston Big Wood campaign
- 7 Eco-friendly grocer to open in Portishead High Street next week
- 8 Somerset pub could be demolished despite failure of homes bid
- 9 Clevedon resident raises more than £9k for MS research
- 10 Road closure in force for five nights on A370 next week
Cook, of Forester Road, was fined £870 and banned from driving for 12 months.