A DRIVER caught out with a dodgy exhaust near Hereford's Edgar Street football stadium has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds by a court.

Zeon Dwayne Lawrence was proven guilty of one count of using a motor vehicle on a road with a silencer or exhaust system altered to increase the noise made, and one count of failing to comply with light signals on a road by magistrates in January.


The court heard from the prosecutor that the 25-year-old had been caught out after getting behind the wheel of a Skoda Octavia in Hereford's Edgar Street, where he failed to comply with a red traffic light on July 1.

His car was found to be fitted with an exhaust system which had been altered to increase the noise made by the escape of exhaust gases, magistrates in Worcester heard.

Lawrence, of Etnam Street, Leominster, was fined a total of £440 and received three penalty points for the offences.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £90 and a £176 victim surcharge.