Got stopped 2 weeks ago, an i still cant fathom out why?
Driving the mrs home after spending a weekend all over the uk at events, and went for meal at a pub on a sunday afternoon.
Got the mrs, parents house an a undercover car pulled up behind me blue lights etc.
Got out an asked if he could search car for drugs....nothing found (as if!)
Then went through the paperwork, got to my license and found that i had an expired license
But being a sunday they couldnt do anything about it as dvla closed.
So let me on my way after taking my license off me.
Rang up dvla on the monday to be told yes i have an expired license , it expired in 2003...
So over the past 2 weeks ive had the pleasure of trying to find out why it was expired, and ive since found out i got stopped in 2002 and went to court for certain offences, now as far as im aware (and you would know) i have only been stopped a few times since i passed my test in 1999, and knew i had 3 points on licence.
The dvla cant tell me any more as their records dont reach back that far, and was told to contact the court....which court they dont know.....
So took a guess an rang up Hereford who told me after looking back through records that yes i was taken to court in 3003 and recived 9 points which took me to 12 an then they told the dvla to expire the license.
Now call me stupid but in 2002 i had to move out of my family home and for the next 12-18 months i was living with mates and moving around the place, i then lost my licence when moving and only found it when my mother turned it up 2-3 years ago, and never got round to changing adress as it was coming up to the 10 year change of photo, now i never did this as completely forgot all about it, so in a way you can blame/maon at me for this part.
But my mother/father who still lived at the adress have said any letters which came for me where either sent on to me or sent back to where they came from,and as far as they know no letters from dvla came to that adress.
So know as i had a job that relied on my car for work, have been discharged from service as i can no longer do my job as they need a current license and car...
So know im with out car, license and job..
How can they take me to court without me being present and give me points an fine?
What can i do know?
The only thing i can think of is when the officer stopped me and wasnt sure i had a license he took the license off me , i explained i lived 15 mile from where i was, an he said well i suggest you take the car home an park it up till you can sort this mess out.......i assumed they had to take car off you as in raod wars etc?
Any comments people?
Ps: im using mates as drivers to get to events atm and trains, which is really doing my head in!!