A FATHER of four drove with his teenage son in the passenger seat despite being disqualified from driving.

Elwyn Edward Jones, of, Ffordd Dyffryn, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, pleaded guilty at Mold Magistrates Court to a charge of driving whilst disqualified as well as driving without insurance after he was stopped by police when driving in Ewloe.

Helen Tench, prosecuting, said officers stopped Jones’ Nissan on the A494 eastbound in Ewloe at around 12.30am on July 16 when they found the 37-year-old in the driver’s seat with his 15-year-old son alongside him.

Officer discovered Jones was disqualified from driving until March 2019 due to the totting up process and he admitted both offences at the roadside.

Jones told officers he had gone to pick up his son from the boy’s mother’s house in Rockferry after they had an argument and the teenager was upset.

Nick Cross, defending, said Jones’ son had called him up after he had been “thrown out” by his step-father, and he had made the decision to pick him up despite serving the driver ban.

Mr Cross said his client, who was in tears throughout proceedings, had “a lot on his plate” and was “very anxious” about his court appearance.

One of his children was disabled and he also acted as a full time carer for his partner who needs round the clock care.

“He shows genuine remorse and is a hardworking and caring man,” added Mr Cross.

Jones was disqualified from driving for 14 months, fined £160 and received six points in addition to a £120 fine for driving without insurance, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.