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Driver fined for driving unlicensed rubbish through Brighton

- December 18, 2011

A man has been fined for carrying garden waste without a licence after being stopped while driving along a Brighton street.

Dean Smith was fined £500 by Brighton magistrates after he was stopped by police in Dyke Road, Brighton, in the summer.

Smith, of Willows Caravan Site, Sandhurst, Gloucester, who failed to produce a waste carriers licence and waste transfer notes, was also ordered to pay £680 costs.

The prosecution was brought by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Smith had a large quantity of garden waste when he was stopped by officers from Sussex Police.

He had previously been fined £260 with £80 costs for having a dangerous load on his truck in a case brought by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Anyone carrying or disposing of waste as part of their business must carry a waste licence and register with the Environment Agency.

The agency maintains a public register so that people can check whether a company has a licence.

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