Partner had no licence as he drove to police station
A MAN who drove his girlfriend to a police station because she had been reported missing did not have a licence, a court has heard.
Daniel Paul Durso, 29, went to his partner's home in Carmarthen after reports she had disappeared.
She had been registered as missing with Dyfed-Powys Police, but when he got there on June 28 last year he found her at her home.
Durso, of Denver Road, Fforestfach, then decided to drive her to a police station.
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But magistrates in Llanelli heard he did not have a valid driving licence or insurance.
In mitigation, Simon Howell said: "The vehicle which was being driven by Mr Durso belonged to his girlfriend at the time."
Mr Howell said the defendant's girlfriend was in a "bad state" and had been reported to the police as missing.
Mr Howell said he wanted to let officers know she had been found.
Durso had been disqualified from driving for three years in 2009 for drink-driving.
Mr Howell said the defen- dant was hoping to sort out the matter because he was hoping to become a permanent resident of Spain.
Before a sentence was given, Mr Howells said: "I would ask that you take into account that he did return to this country with the intention of sorting this matter out."
Durso was sentenced to a total of 24 weeks in custody and was disqualified from driving for a further 12 months.