Bike shop boss is sent to prison

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A bicycle shop owner caught committing his fifth offence of driving while disqualified has been jailed.

Lee Brennan, 31, boss of Fylde Coast Cycles, Lofthouse Way, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to driving while banned without insurance.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for one year by District Judge Andrew Jebb sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The judge told Brennan: “In my view you are showing a complete disregard for the fact you are disqualified. You are just ignoring it.”

Rachel Parker, prosecuting, said that police stopped Brennan as he drove a Peugeot van on Princess Street on December 20, at 9.15pm.

He was previously disqualified for an offence of dangerous driving and had to pass an extended driving test.

He had four previous convictions for disqualified driving.

Martin Hillson, defending, said Brennan apologised for what he had done.

He was very hard working, running the bicycle shop six days a week and operating a window cleaning business with 80 properties on its books on Sundays.