A pensioner caught driving his BMW on a motorway without a licence or insurance has been banned from the road.
Anthony Archer, 75, admitted committing the offences on the northbound carriageway of the M6 near Fulwood, Preston, on January 25 this year.
Archer, of Greenwood, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, had previously denied the charges, but changed his plea to guilty at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrates handed him an absolute discharge for using the car without any insurance.
However, he was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for six months.
Magistrates said the disqualification was obligatory due to Archer’s “repeat offending”.
The court heard he was prosecuted for a previous licence offence on June 17 last year and was caught speeding on January 22, 2012 and June 25, 2010.
The pensioner was also told to pay £85 court costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.
In 2010, Archer was cleared by a jury at Preston Crown Court of possession of an imitation firearm and making threats to his neighbour, following an argument over a parking space.
He and his wife Eileen were woken up by armed police at midnight on December 29, 2009, after an incident earlier that day.
Archer had become involved in a row with his neighbour Paul Wheatley, when Mr Wheatley parked in a space Eileen used outside their home.
Mr Archer, a former army marksman, then went to confront Mr Wheatley, allegedly armed with a silver imitation revolver.
Mr Wheatley alleged his neighbour lifted up his sweater and revealed the BKA98 imitation revolver tucked in the waistband of his jogging bottoms.
However, Mr Archer claimed Mr Wheatley had seen the gun when he had visited their home, as it had been displayed on the living room wall prior to a house fire three years previously.
The court heard how Mr Wheatley had parked in one of the spaces Mr Archer believed belonged to him.
Mr Archer said he could not be sure the space was in the title deeds of his flat, but said there was a ‘neighbourly agreement’ between residents over the use of the spaces, which Mr Wheatley denied.