A Cirencester teenager found driving with too many passengers has been fined for careless driving.

Benjamin Sutherland, 19, of Notch Road, was found guilty of three offences when he appeared before Cheltenham Magistrates Court on October 23.

The court heard how on July 19, Sutherland drove a Renault Clio on the A46 Albion Street, Cheltenham without due care and attention.

He then failed to stop the vehicle when required to do so by a constable in uniform.

It was also found that he had five passengers in the car, and was such that its use involved a danger of injury to any person in the vehicle.

He was handed six penalty points on his licence and ordered to pay costs of £317.