A TRUCK driver has been up before the magistrates after running a red light at a level crossing.

Stephen Montagu entered a guilty plea to one count of driving on a road or public place without due care and attention and one count of failing to comply with a red light at a signal-controlled crossing when he appeared before magistrates in Telford after previously entering not guilty pleas to the charges.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 67-year-old had been caught driving a white DAF truck without due care and attention on the Onibury level crossing on December 9 last year.

He had also failed to comply with light signals at the level crossing on the A49, the court was told.

Montagu, of Dawson Gardens in Sefton, Merseyside, was fined £108 and received five penalty points for the offences.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £300 and a £43 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.