Woman jailed after ignoring driving ban

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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Just 19 days after being given a suspended prison sentence and banned from the road a woman motoring menace was back behind the wheel of a car again.

Jennifer Winter was recognised and stopped by the police officer who had arrested her for motoring offences previously.

Winter, a 48-year-old biscuit factory worker, of Daggers Hall Lane, Marton, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified without insurance.

She was sentenced to 12 weeks jail and banned from the road for five years by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ COurt.

The judge told her: “I have to protect you from yourself and other road users from you.”

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said an officer who had previously arrested Winter and knew she was banned from the road saw her driving a Nissan on Macauley Avenue on February 22 at 10.20am.

On February 3 Winter had been given a suspended prison sentence and banned from driving for offences of driving with excess alcohol while disqualified.

She had a previous conviction for driving with excess alcohol while banned last year and a conviction for failing to provide a specimen for alcohol testing in 2012.

Hugh Pond, defending, said a relative of Winter’s had insisted she moved the car because it was parked in an awkward place, so she put on some clothes over her pyjamas and moved it.

Winter had started drinking after her mother’s death.

She had got into debt ordering from catalogues and her marriage had broken down.