Motorist ignored police warning

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A JOINER took no notice when he was pulled up by police and told he should not be behind the wheel because he was banned from driving.

Lee Heslop was seen by the same officer a short time later once again driving.

Sentencing the 34-year-old from Wood Street, Fleetwood, District Judge Jeff Brailsford told him:”You have been cavalier and the second offence was quite deliberate.”

The judge gave the father of two a 20 week jail term suspended for 12 months, banned him from the road for 18 months and ordered him to do 150 hours unpaid work for the community.

The court heard Heslop had failed to turn up for the first case of driving while banned and was found guilty in his absence.

He was pulled up by the police and was told by the officer that he should not be driving .

However, he was later seen driving to and from his home address.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said his client said he had rung the DVLA who told him they had no record of the ban. Heslop admitted the second offence.

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