A DRIVER caught jumping red traffic lights has been hit with a £800 court penalty.

Brian Harris, of Styal Road, Wilmslow, pleaded guilty to the offence at Chester Magistrates’ Court on April 10.

The 80-year-old failed to comply with a red traffic signal as he drove a Ford in Churchill Way, Macclesfield, on November 20, last year.

Harris was fined £500 and ordered to pay £200 victim surcharge and £110 costs.

Magistrates took his guilty plea into consideration when imposing the sentence.

His driving licence was also endorsed with three points.

The £810 court penalty must be paid by May 6.