'Disobedient' driver handed road ban

A “brazen” motorist who drove his disqualified boss while banned from driving himself is today facing an extended road ban.

FELIXSTOWE: A “brazen” motorist who drove his disqualified boss while banned from driving himself is today facing an extended road ban.

Paul Allison, of Manor Terrace, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified.

Allison, a 36-year-old engineer, also admitted a charge of driving without insurance.

The court heard that Allison was stopped by police in the middle of Felixstowe on December 5 last year.

When he got out of the vehicle he admitted that he was banned from driving.

Sitting next to Allison in the car was his boss Leslie Crossley, who owned the vehicle and was also banned from driving.

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Allison, said: “I drove the car because I was asked to (by Mr Crossley).

“It was plain stupidity.”

District judge David Cooper said: “I suppose it must be difficult to say no to your boss.

“However, I find you oddly disobedient.

“This was a quite brazen incident.”

Allison had been disqualified from driving for 12 months for a previous offence in August last year.

He was given a nine-month extension to this ban and 16 weeks in prison, suspended for one year.

For the charge of driving without insurance, Allison was fined �200, ordered to pay �85 costs and a victim surcharge of �15.

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