When a car drives past you with a plastic bag for a rear windscreen, broken lights and damage, it always looks a tad suspicious!

Clearly this driver didn’t get the memo and was spotted by one of our RPU officers at around 9.30pm last night in Chilton.

The officer followed the car – believed to be driven by a woman – and when checks revealed the car was insured to a man, it was pulled over in Darlington Road, Ferryhill.

The alleged driver was found to have an expired licence and no insurance.

A woman, who was in her early 50s, was reported for the offences and will be summonsed to court.