A SOUTHAMPTON man is £700 poorer and banned from driving after failing to reveal to police the identity of the driver of a vehicle.

Paul Smith, 48, of Ellis Road, Thornhill, was convicted in his absence of the offence relating to a Vauxhall Vivaro between May 22-29 last year.

Magistrates in Basingstoke fined him £600, with a £60 victim surcharge and costs of £85.

Smith was also disqualified for six months.