Banned driver in medical emergency

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A man who admits driving while disqualified claims he did so because of a “medical emergency”.

Julius Ziga (35), of Chestnut Avenue, Spalding, also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on the same date – May 3 – when he appeared before Spalding magistrates on Thursday.

The court adjourned the cases for a special hearing at the court on September 19 when the prosecution and defence will present their evidence.

Ziga’s solicitor Rachel Stevens told the court: “Mr Ziga is pleading guilty to these offences but he is saying he was driving because there was a medical emergency.

“That is not accepted by the Crown so it will be contested.”