A SALISBURY care worker has been fined and her licence endorsed with six penalty points after being caught driving while disqualified.

Magistrates were told that Jennifer Todd, 27, was stopped by police on the Bath Road at Devizes at 1pm on May 5 this year.

Kate Prince, prosecuting, told Salisbury magistrates Todd had previously been banned from driving for nine months on September 14 last year, under the totting up rules.

Todd, of Spire View, Salisbury, admitted two offences of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. A charge of driving without an MOT was withdrawn.

The court heard that Todd is a full-time carer for her mother, who has a degenerative arthritis disease.

She said she had not realised she had been banned in her absence after missing the previous court hearing. She had been receiving hospital treatment after being assaulted by a former partner with whom she no longer lived.

Magistrates fined her £120, with £35 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

There was no extra ban for driving while disqualified, but she got six penalty points on her licence.