Banned driver gave wrong name to police

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A disqualified driver gave a police officer a wrong name after he was stopped in Skegness, a court has been told.

Adrian Charles Fletcher (53),of Willders Garth, Holbeach, admitted driving whilst disqualified and without insurance and also to obstructing the police when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said Fletcher, who was driving a friend’s car, was stopped by police at 4pm on June 15 at Glentworth Crescent and he pretended to be the owner of the car.

However, after the officer made enquiries he realised that the driver had been Fletcher, who had been disqualified from driving in 2013 until August 2014.

Mitigating, Saleem Khan said that nine months of the driving ban had been completed and that Fletcher had received a form saying that his drink drivers’ rehabilitation course had to be completed by June 9 and he had misinterpreted this as meaning the ban came to an end on that date.

He said Fletcher was dyslexic and had learning difficulties and relied on other people to help with his paper work.

After standing the case down for a report from the Probation Service, the magistrates disqualified Fletcher for a further six months and imposed a 12 month community order with supervision and a 15 day education and training programme.

He was also fined £70 for obstructing the police and ordered to pay £45 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.