‘Custody is the only option’ – defendant

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A Crowland man who admitted driving while disqualified and driving without insurance told magistrates custody was the only option in his case.

Daryl Lewis (35), formerly of Peterborough Road, said: “I am about to become homeless and I have had a fine imposed previously which I just can’t afford to pay.

“I don’t see any other option than a custodial sentence at this point in time.”

But magistrates sitting at Boston today (Wednesday) adjourned the hearing to March 11 so probation officers can prepare a pre-sentence report. Lewis, who told the court he was living on a boat at an unspecified location, must return to court that day.