A MAN has been fined more than £1,000 for driving dangerously on a rural road.

James Carlos Alexis Howard (44), of Longsyke Farm, Haltwhistle, pleaded guilty at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court last Thursday to a charge of dangerous driving on the C198 at Bellingham on October 23, 2018.

He was fined £1,038 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £103 and court costs of £200.

Howard was disqualified from driving for a period of 15 months.