A window cleaner lied to police and gave a false name when he was caught behind the wheel while banned on New Year’s Eve.
Christopher Johnstone, 32, of Wilton Parade, North Shore, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance.
He was sentenced to do 180 hours unpaid work for the community, banned from the road for 16 months and ordered to pay £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Sam Goozee sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Harold Smith, prosecuting, said police stopped Johnstone as he drove a Peugeot on Park Road, Blackpool on December 31 at 11.25pm.
Robert Castle, defending, said Johnstone had been impulsive and stupid because he wanted to assist his sister.