A YOUNG businessman is set to pay a heavy price after he admitted driving dangerously near Kendal.

Jonjo Verity, 22, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (TUES) and was banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

This followed his guilty pleas to charges of dangerous driving and having no insurance for a Ford Fiesta which was driven on the A65 at Oxenholme in June last year.


Verity's vehicle was described as a "development project" which a police expert concluded was unroadworthy.

It was fitted with oversized tyres but no seatbelts, and a lack of inside door covers left sharp pieces of metal exposed.

The court heard Verity, a self-employed window cleaner, would now have to employ somebody to drive him to jobs.

Judge Peter Davies imposed the mandatory disqualification as part of a 12-month community order.

Verity, of High Park Caravan Park, Oxenholme, must also take an extended re-test before getting his licence back.