Driving bans for takeaway food family

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THREE members of a family who run a Kendal takeaway have all been banned from driving.

Marmaris Kebabs and Pizza House owner Sultan Basanmay, 48, of Kent Street, Kendal, and his sons Cuma Basanmay, 31, of Moore Field Close, Kendal, and Dervis Basanmay, 32, of Linaker Street, Southport, all pleaded guilty to a series of motoring offences.

South Lakeland Magistrates’ Court heard that Cuma Basanmay had failed to disclose points on his licence when applying for insurance for Sultan Basanmay’s car.

Lisa Hine, prosecuting, said the car was being used for delivering pizzas but the policy did not cover the car for business use.

The Basanmays each gave pleas detailing how losing their licences would leave them in extreme hardship but chairman of the bench John Falvey found in each case the implications would not be deemed ‘exceptional’.

In Sultan Basanmay’s statement he said he would ‘sack’ his sons if they could no longer drive.

Cuma Basanmay pleaded guilty to withholding information to obtain motor insurance and two counts of using a vehicle without insurance.

He was ordered to pay a £150 fine, £85 court costs and £20 victim surcharge for withholding information.

For using the vehicle on two occasions he was given 12 points on his licence. Under the totting up procedure this meant he had 18 points on his licence and as a result he was disqualified for six months.

Sultan Basanmay was ordered to pay a £160 fine, £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to using a vehicle without insurance on two occasions.

He was given six points on his licence, which was already endorsed with six, and therefore he was disqualified from driving for six months.

Dervis Basanmay was ordered to pay a £100 fine, £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge for using the vehicle without insurance, to which he pleaded guilty.

He was given six points on his licence bringing his total number of points to 15, and was also banned from driving for six months.

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