A 28-year-old motorist has been fined £200 for failing to display a correct registration mark on his customised sports car.

Daniel Mark White admitted the offence and was also ordered to pay £50 prosecution costs.

Prosecuting advocate Rachael Braidwood told the court that police stopped White while he was driving a Nissan 350Z at Ramsey Hairpin on August 24.

The vehicle was not displaying a front registration plate correctly.

Officers reported that they had previously stopped White two days before this and issued him with a Fixed Penalty Notice for the same issue.

When asked why he hadn’t corrected it, he claimed that he did not want to damage his car.

However, after being told by police that his vehicle would remain there without a correct number plate, he then took a self-adhesive plate out of the car and attached it to the vehicle.

Defence advocate Paul Rodgers said that his client’s car had a customised bumper which meant that the normal way in which plates are fixed could not be used.

Mr Rodgers said that White had put the plate high up on the front dashboard instead but he admitted he should have corrected it after he was first stopped.

Deemster Graeme Cook, sitting as Deputy High Bailiff, ordered White, who lives at Close Kennish in Douglas, to pay the fine and costs by January 3.