Prison warning for driver

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A man was warned he could face jail if he flouts a court order again by driving while disqualified.

Police spotted Nathan Newman’s VW Polo on Park Road, Holbeach and a Police National Computer check showed he was a disqualified driver.

His solicitor, Carrie Simson, told magistrates: “In relation to the offence itself, he simply puts it down to stupidity.

“He fully accepts he should not have been driving and there is no further explanation.”

Newman (21), of East Elloe Avenue, Holbeach, was given a community order with 100 hours unpaid work and disqualified for a further seven months – until September 6 – when he appeared at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

He received no separate penalty for driving without insurance.

Newman pleaded guilty to both offences.

Presiding magistrate Gillian Wild told Newman that he could go to prison if he drives while disqualified again.