Driver charged with driving while disqualified - less than twelve hours after he was banned.

Colchester Magistrates Court. Picture: ABBIE WEAVING

Colchester Magistrates Court. Picture: ABBIE WEAVING - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with driving while disqualified - and was caught less than 12 hours he was banned.

A man has been charged with driving while disqualified - and was caught less than 12 hours he was banned.

Freddie Hopkinson, 39, of Hadham Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire was disqualified from driving for six months at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday (February 21) morning.

He was then arrested on the A120 at Braintree at 1.20pm.

Hopkinson is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on April 9, 2018.

He was disqualified under the ‘totting up’ procedure. Under this rule, drivers who receive 12 or more penalty points within three years face automatic disqualification.