Dixon jailed for six months
TROUBLED teen David Dixon is behind bars for six months for showing blatant disregard for the law.He admitted four counts for driving whilst disqualified and one of breaching his anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) by using abusive language towards a neighbour.
TROUBLED teen David Dixon is behind bars for six months for showing blatant disregard for the law.
He admitted four counts for driving whilst disqualified and one of breaching his anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) by using abusive language towards a neighbour.
Dixon, who has a string of convictions behind him, has now clocked up TEN convictions for motoring while banned.
After jailing Dixon, of Pleasant Row, Ipswich, bench chairman Michael Osborne gave him another anti-social behaviour order.
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He ordered Dixon not to enter Clarence Road, Ipswich, for the next two years after hearing it was the scene of these latest offences. Despite being banned from driving, Dixon drove on Clarence Road on July 19, July 24, July 29 and August 27.
Prosecutor Godfried Duah, told the court: "At the time these offences were committed he was subject to two different disqualifications. These were on 12 November last year for two years and again he was disqualified on May 8 this year until May 7 2004.
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"The aggravating features were he was subject to two disqualifications and committed the offences one after the other.
"He has been disqualified on six separate occasions which means he has not only flouted the law by this court but also flouted the Asbo to offer people protection.
"The man who happened to be a witness in relation to Dixon driving while disqualified was subject to abuse from this young man who said: "What are you looking at you c***?
"This was followed by the man saying "Do you have a problem, mate?" He [Dixon} then followed it up by saying: "Shut the f*** up." Using these comments breached the Asbo."
Lynne Shirley, defending, said Dixon was remorseful.
She said: "Driving while disqualified was fuelled by an argument with his partner. He didn't think. He went out of his house and moved the car on July 19 and July 24 a very short distance.
"It was not as if he had a wilful disregard for the law. It was an impulsive action."
She said Dixon, who has a partner in his early 30's with children, is motivated to change. The court also heard he is seeking to address mental health issues and has drug problems.
South East Suffolk Magistrates jailed him for six months on all four offences of driving while disqualified, to run concurrently. He was also banned from motoring for five years until September 25, 2008.
For breaching his Asbo he was jailed for two months, to run concurrently.
The tearaway appeared before magistrates from custody on Friday after he was arrested for failing to turn up to court on his 18th birthday.
Magistrates heard he did not turn up to court on September 23, claiming he was badly beaten up. He failed to attend court on Thursday, claming he was sick.
Dixon was ordered to return to court again to face these matters on October 2.