Suspended sentence for driver who drove while banned
Egors Lusnikovs, 37, of Haven Meadows, admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance when he appeared before magistrates in the town.
It was said he was seen driving his Seat car in Carlton Road in November despite being disqualified and having been given two previous suspended prison sentences for the same thing.
Mitigating, Philippa Chatterton said his car, which was normally driven by his wife, needed new brake pads to pass its MOT and he had gone out to buy some as he did not want to wake up his wife.
Ms Chatterton said Lusnikovs was half way through his latest disqualification period and had not broken either of his two previous suspended prison sentence orders.
The magistrates sentenced Lusnikovs to 12 weeks in custody suspended for 14 months and banned him from driving for an additional 12 months on top of the existing ban.
He was also ordered to pay £213 in costs and charges.