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Gedney Hill man with 51 convictions caught driving while banned

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A 38-year-old man with 51 previous convictions, many of them for driving while disqualified and without insurance, has appeared in court after being arrested again for driving while disqualified, just days before his most recent ban was due to end.

Daniel Horgan of Station Road, Gedney Hill admitted failing to stop for the police, driving while disqualified and possession of crack cocaine when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

It was said that he was seen driving a Ford Focus at 3.50pm on June 4 in Alexandra Road, Spalding and although he stopped for the police, he took off at speed when the officer go out of his car to speak to him.

Horgan was stopped by police - and then tried to get away
Horgan was stopped by police - and then tried to get away

The police pursued him as he drove away until he abandoned it and ran off but was caught and arrested after a short chase.

The magistrates heard that he admitted possession of crack cocaine as he was being searched and he also admitted to being disqualified from driving.

The court heard he had 25 previous convictions for 51 offences.

Mitigating, Beris Brickles said Horgan's last convictions were in 2018 and he had had no further convictions until this one and that he had been only four days short of the end of his disqualification period.

Mr Brickles said there had been no suggestion he had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but he did have a problem with drugs and was working with the charity help group 'We Are With You'.

The magistrates adjourned the case for sentence on July 6 and ordered a pre sentence report from the Probation Service.

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