A pensioner’s luck has finally run out as his car was stopped and it was discovered he’d been driving without a licence for 50 years.

Officers from the Derbyshire Police road policing unit pulled the car over for several offences in Derby on Saturday, May 6.

They then discovered the 69-year-old driver had never passed his test or possessed a driving licence, meaning he had been driving illegally for five decades.

He’d been tricking car insurance companies into thinking he had a licence the entire time – and had apparently been bragging about his long-running scam, which led to his downfall.

A statement from the unit shared on Twitter said: ‘The driver of this vehicle has never passed a test despite being 69 years old and having been driving for over 50 years.

“He has systematically provided details to insurance companies indicating that he had a licence but the flaw in his dastardly plan was bragging.His long reign ended abruptly once we found out. Vehicle seized and driver reported for numerous offences.”

Paul Farley, of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, commented: ‘Finally, brought a totally unacceptable reign to an end.

The bit he was missing was had he been involved in a collision and we paid out on a claim, we would’ve come back to him for the total cost of that claim.”



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