Court: Vietnamese man faces deportation after driving while disqualified on the A1 at Grantham

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A Russia-born Vietnamese national may face deportation after being caught driving on the A1 at Grantham whilst disqualified.

Hung Phi Nguyen, 19, of Springfield Grove in London, drove after being disqualified from driving for a year for driving without insurance.

Rob Arthur, defending, said Nguyen got behind the wheel as the other male in the car was too drunk to drive.

The court heard that Nguyen could be deported.

Jim Clare, defending, said: “The police national computer revealed an immigration marker showing he should be recalled to prison as he was deported in September 2012.”

However, Rob Arthur, defending, said there was some confusion as to whether Nguyen had been mistaken with another man with similar details who faces deportation.

Mr Arthur said: “I don’t want him to spend an inordinate amount of time in custody then with immigration if he is not the person they think he is.”

Mr Arthur added that immigration officials need to get to the bottom of the “true facts” .

Nguyen admitted driving whilst disqualified. He was sentenced to one day in custody - already served - and given a further 12-month driving ban.

However, Nguyen was told he would not be released as immigration officials needed to interview him.