A DRIVER who had not realised his insurance had lapsed due to non-payment has been fined a total of £200.

Speaking through a Polish interpreter, Krzysztof Masztalerz, 52, of Thames Way, Darlington, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance but told Darlington Magistrates’ Court that he did not know the policy had been cancelled.

Alongside the fine, six points were also added to his licence.

FILM CLASSIC: The original Star Wars trilogy will be shown in all its big screen glory at the next Darlington Film Club on May 4.

Screenings will start at 10am at The Forum music centre on Borough Road and costs £6 for all three films, or £3 for each individual film.

Free popcorn will be served.