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Is this the worse driver in Britain?

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:43 03 March 2010

THIS is the Suffolk man who has driven while disqualified, not once - but a staggering 25 times.

Former Ipswich man Clive Wilson just cannot be kept off the roads, and today he faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison , the loss of his licence, or electronic tagging in a bid to stop his relentless re-offending.

THIS is the Suffolk man who has driven while disqualified, not once - but a staggering 25 times.

Former Ipswich man Clive Wilson just cannot be kept off the roads, and today he faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison , the loss of his licence, or electronic tagging in a bid to stop his relentless re-offending.

Wilson, 34, of Rose Lane, Diss, left a previous court appearance before Ipswich magistrates retching from the effects of withdrawal symptoms of a heroin and crack addiction.

The prosecutor said then that Wilson, formerly of Canham Street, Ipswich, had a ten-year history motoring offences including 24 previous convictions for driving while disqualified.

Yesterday he appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court, having admitted driving while disqualified on December 7, 2001, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

He has also been convicted of aggravated vehicle taking on August 18.

Defence solicitor David Stewart told magistrates that the case could not proceed because Wilson had been working when he was supposed to meet with the probation service staff, so no report about him had been prepared for magistrates yet.

He said: "The defendant has obtained employment with the Norfolk Feather company, and has worked at the feather mills in Diss since September 16.

"He is on a four-week trial, and works nights, going home at 7am to eat and sleep, then returning to work in the late afternoon or evening. He was unable to keep the probation appointment. He was keen to get a job and keep it."

The case was adjourned to October 24, and Wilson was released on conditional bail, with the conditions that he must live at the address given, and report to Diss Police Station between 12noon and 2pm every day.

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