Prison warning for driver

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A banned driver who took a risk by driving to work was warned by Spalding magistrates he risks prison if he flouts the law again.

Maciej Kaliczynski (34), of South Parade, Spalding, was spotted by police in the town’s Station Approach at 7.55pm on May 21.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said police noticed there was a brake light out on Kaliczynski’s Hyundai, followed him and stopped him in West Elloe Avenue.

Checks revealed there was no insurance and Kaliczynski was banned from driving until January next year.

While he was in custody, police found Kaliczynski in possession of a small amount of white powder, which he admitted was amphetamine.

Solicito Anita Toal, mitigating, said Kaliczynski works in Whittlesey and normally gets a lift to work from a friend.

His friend was on holiday and he arranged a lift for every single day of the holiday apart from the day he was stopped by police.

Mrs Toal said he uses amphetamine for pain relief following an injury.

Kaliczynski admitted driving while disqualified, without insurance and possessing amphetamine.

He received a further two year driving ban and a fine of £690 for all three offences.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £69 victim surcharge.