A WOMAN got behind the wheel of a car because she was late for an appointment, even though she had never taken a driving test before.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit (RPU) stopped a white Fiat 500 heading into Pontefract from Featherstone yesterday.

Police conducted checks and it turned out the female driver had no licence and had never even taken a driving test before.

She explained to police she was late for an appointment.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "This female driver was late for an appointment and thought it would be alright to drive even though she has never taken a driving test."

The officers issued the woman with a traffic offence report and seized the vehicle.