A DRIVER has been fined after driving to Poole Harbour and heading out on his jet ski for an hour.

The man was stopped by Dorset Police’s No Excuse team while his wife and children watched on from within the car.

When directed to stop, the jet skier did but then reportedly wouldn’t listen to advice given.

He was fined £60 which would be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.

Dorset Police No Excuse said: “He wasn't thinking of the effect he would have if for example he crashed and the extra pressure this would bring on the RNLI and the NHS.

“After explaining several times, we now believe he understands.

“The law has changed. Essential journeys only these are challenging times for us all.”

No Excuse officer also stopped a motorist who said: "I'm going to pick up a metal bar for my house so I can exercise at home. I purchased it on Facebook.”

Someone else said: "I'm driving 10 to 12 miles for my favourite walk."