A WOMAN from north Dorset has been told to pay £319 for driving a Volkswagen Beetle whilst being banned and without insurance in Cardiff.

Natalie Parsons, 54 and whose address was given as Acreman Court, Sherborne, was charged with driving while disqualified and using a vehicle on a road without insurance.

The defendant entered a guilty plea to both charges at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Thursday January 6.

The charges related to an incident on December 17 when Parsons was found driving a Volkswagen Beetle in Western Avenue, in the Welsh capital, despite being disqualified from driving and subsequently not having any insurance.

As a result she was fined £200 by the Magistrates Court and ordered to pay a £34 surcharge as well as costs of £85.

Parsons was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving license for seven months.