A MOTORIST who was frustrated at being spoken to by police gave a false name.

Blackburn magistrates heard the deceit came to light when the officer contacted the man named by Joseph Anthony Aspin as the driver.

And instead of getting a fixed penalty for no insurance Aspin ended up in court.

Aspin, 37, of Oakdene Avenue, Accrington, pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer and driving without insurance. He was fined £240 with £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge and his licence endorsed with eight penalty points.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said police approached a car parked on Ormerod Street and spoke to the driver. He refused to get out of the vehicle and complained about being stopped.

“Eventually he was given a form to produce his documents in the false name of Eastham and allowed to go on his way,” said Mr Robinson.

“The officer made inquiries with Mr Eastham and realised it was not the man he had stopped.”

He said Aspin was subject to a community order imposed in January for obstructing a police officer on Merseyside.

Gareth Price, defending, said: “There was a sense of frustration because he didn’t feel he had done anything wrong.

“What he now knows is the area he was stopped in is an area where drug dealing takes place and that is why the officer stopped and spoke to him.

“There is no suggestion he was involved in anything like that.”