Grantham court: Community order for three driving offences

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A Nottinghamshire man recevied a community order after being caught in Grantham driving without a licence, insurance and whilst disqualified.

Wayne Carpenter, 31, of Holcombe Close, Nottingham was stopped by police on Low Road, Barrowby on July 3.

Shelley Wilson, prosecuting, described how Carpenter was initially pulled over because he was driving the Fiat Punto slightly in excess of the speed limit, and it was then that officers checked and found that he was a disqualified driver, and had no licence or insurance.

Carpenter was arrested and during interview said that the car was used by his girlfriend and her mother, but that they had decided to sell the vehicle.

Needing to collect it from the mother’s address in Grantham, he had decided to go himself, despite being disqualified for driving with excess alcohol.

Nicola Gray, defending, told the court that Carpenter had fully co-operated with police during his arrest.

Mrs Gray added that the car was to be sold to her client’s uncle, who was unable to collect it which led to Carpenter ‘stupidly deciding’ that he would pick it up.

Carpenter was sentenced to serve a community order lasting 12 months, during which he must complete 300 hours of unpaid work. He was disqualified for 6 months to run concurrently with his existing ban, and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.