Scooby Doo logo 'broke vehicle law'

A motorist has been fined £175 for breaching vehicle laws with a Scooby Doo logo on his number plate.

Thomas Edwards, of Codsall, was also ordered to pay £50 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The 22-year-old was convicted of breaching the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act with his Subaru Impreza.

Magistrates in Wolverhampton heard both plates on the car failed to conform to the laws as they had a Scooby Doo logo "to the left of the lettering".

Edwards told the Wolverhampton Express and Star that he regarded his prosecution as totally unfair.

He said: "I only owned the car for a few months. The Scooby logo was three inches by two inches - it was on when I bought it and the signs did not obscure the registration number."

A spokesman for West Midlands Police disputed that the image of the dog had been confined to the left of the letters and numbers on the registration plate.

The logo had been deemed to breach the law, the spokesman added, resulting in court action after Edwards failed to provide proof that the offending plates had been changed.

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