Disqualified driver spared prison

A DISQUALIFIED driver who was caught with no insurance and no MOT certificate has been spared prison.Officers spotted Daniel Foster, of Queensland, Shotley driving his Ford Mondeo in the London Road area of Ipswich on November 16.

A DISQUALIFIED driver who was caught with no insurance and no MOT certificate has been spared prison.

Officers spotted Daniel Foster, of Queensland, Shotley driving his Ford Mondeo in the London Road area of Ipswich on November 16.

He was later taken to Ipswich police station where he was charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and without an MOT certificate.

Three days later, after being bailed to appear in court this month, the 20-year-old was again caught driving his Mondeo – this time in Peppercorn Way.


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Police saw him and followed him onto Maidenhall Approach where he pulled into a layby and was again arrested.

Foster appeared before magistrates in Ipswich where he pleaded guilty to all of the offences.

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He had previously been given an eight-week ban on November 4 this year to run through to December 29.

A pre-sentence report stated that a custodial sentence was not advisable for Foster as his mother relies on him to give her medicine for her asthma.

The defence also stressed that unemployed Foster has been attending a training course at the YMCA which instils work ethics into its students.

It was also highlighted that Foster's Mondeo is now in the hands of the police.

Magistrates sentenced Foster with conditional discharge and he will now have to complete a community rehabilitation order and do 80 hours work for a community punishment order.

He was also ordered to pay £55 towards prosecution costs.

Magistrates warned Foster that if he committed another offence it was likely that he would be put behind bars.

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