A 19-YEAR-old was caught driving a car more than six months after he was given a driving ban.

At Hereford Magistrates Court William Buxton, of Charles Witts Avenue in Hereford, pleaded guilty to obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty, of driving while disqualified and of using a car on a road without third party insurance.

Kerry Lovegrove, prosecuting, said Buxton was disqualified from driving in May of this year for 18 months for a drug driving offence.

At 10am on November 22 police saw him driving a VW Golf and went to the address of the registered owner.

She said Buxton was at the address and told the police his brother's details when asked for identification.

The probation service carried out a report. They said Buxton carried out a mechanic's apprenticeship a couple of years ago and Buxton was testing a car which his mum had just bought. He had driven it from a garage less than a mile away from the family home.

He said Buxton panicked when the police came to the door which is why he gave false details.

The court heard he cares for his mum and claims carers allowance.

Magistrates gave Buxton a 12 month community order and ordered him to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

He was also disqualified for a further 15 months from December 5, which means his disqualification will last for an extra six months than the original 18 months.

He was ordered to pay court cost of £135 and an £85 victim surcharge.