AN UNINSURED driver stopped by police told officers she'd been trying to get insurance all day but her battery had died on her phone.

The Fiesta driver had driven from Paignton in Devon to Ringwood and was on her way back when she was stopped by officers on the A35.

She later told officers: "I know I'm not covered, I drove anyway and I know I've been stupid."

Her car was seized and she had to wait at a garage near Bere Regis for her friend from Paignton to collect her.

The car was one of a number stopped by officers on Friday May 15.