Fine after man squeezes 12 into car

A Tottenham motorist has been banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay nearly £1,000 after he was caught with 12 passengers stuffed into his four-door Volvo.

Abraham Gniwosch, 31, was on holiday in North Wales when police stopped him near Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, and discovered four adults and nine children aged between one and 10 in the Volvo S70 saloon.

Gniwosch, who faced one charge of dangerous driving, was fined £500 and ordered to pay £400 in costs and £15 for administration at Llandudno Magistrates' Court in North Wales. He will also have to sit an extended driving test after the 12-month ban.

North Wales Police Inspector Pete Nicholson said: "It is something I have never seen before and hope never to see again. It is the worst I have ever seen or heard of. It is just ridiculous anyone would contemplate doing it.

"None of them were wearing seat belts which is a big road safety issue for me. I have been to too many incidents where people have been thrown around the vehicle or when a child is sitting on the lap of an adult and the seat belt has been around the two and the adult has crushed the child between the seat belt."

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