A Spalding market trader who was disqualified from driving, nevertheless drove because he could not get hold of the man he had employed to drive him, a court has been told.
Wayne Robert Boyton (41), of High Road, Whaplode, admitted driving whilst disqualified and without insurance when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.
Mark Salt, prosecuting, said that at 1pm on May 15, Boyton was stopped by police on the A16 at Sibsey while he was driving his Vauxhall Movano and he admitted he was disqualified from driving.
Mr Salt said Boyton had been disqualified from driving for three years in May 2014.
Gary Farmer, mitigating, said Boyton was a market trader and had employed someone to drive him but, on this occasion, had not been able to get hold of him and had ‘foolishly’ decided to drive himself.
The court heard that all of Boyton’s children had been in hospital at the time and he had been unable to work or earn any money for three weeks because of this and had acted on impulse.
Imposing a 12-month community order with a 40-day rehabilitation activity requirement, Boyton was warned he faced prison if he drove again while he was disqualified.
He was also ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work for the community and to pay £85 in costs and £210 in charges.