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Banned driver from Market Deeping got behind wheel after row

Magistrates have heard that a 36-year-old Market Deeping man, who had been banned from driving just a month earlier, went to the home of his partner's mother and collected their car after his partner had driven it there following an argument.

Curtis Stephen Prendergast, of Still Close, admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

Prosecuting, Marie Stace said that on October 13, police went to his address following a report that he was driving a car and that he was disqualified.

Boston Magistrates' Court (43890897)
Boston Magistrates' Court (43890897)

She said they saw him driving the car back to his home and he was arrested.

He explained he had fallen out with his partner and she had driven to her mother's, but he had gone there and taken the car, even though he knew he was banned and he had no insurance to drive.

Ms Stace said Prendergast had been disqualified from driving for a year in September for driving with excess alcohol.

Philippa Chatterton said in mitigation that the car had been bought for the couple by his father but had been registered in her name.

She said he had only driven it the three miles from her mother's home.

After hearing a report from the Probation Service, the magistrates ordered his disqualification period be increased by three months and ordered him to undergo 100 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to pay £95 in court charges.

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