Banned driver takes risk and is caught out

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A BANNED driver took a risk when a pal couldn’t give him a lift to work at a Spalding horticultural firm.

Rimas Turgusas, who works for Butters Group, was on the A16 at Surfleet when police pulled him over on August 2.

Christopher Knowles, prosecuting, said police officers found Turgusas was disqualified from driving for 14 months on January 25.

Turgusas (25) was disqualified for a further 12 months by Spalding magistrates on Thursday and ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work. He must also pay £75 costs.

Presiding magistrate Jenny Freere-Cook told Turgusas: “If you do it again, you will end up in prison.”

Turgusas pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified. He also admitted driving without insurance, for which he received no separate penalty.

Solicitor Anita Toal, mitigating, said Turgusas, of Spilsby Road, Boston, normally relied on a friend to take him to work and took the decision to drive when his friend was unavailable. He used a car normally driven by his wife but that was seized by the police and he didn’t have enough money to get it back.