Man banned from driving drove home from court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court (stock image). Picture: GREGG BROWN

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court (stock image). Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A man has been given a 12 week suspended jail sentence for driving his car home from a trial which banned him from driving.

Abbey Fabrics director, Mike Getchell, 62, was banned from driving on December 13 but proceeded to drive his Mercedes C Class car from the court to his home.

Suffolk Magistrates Court heard today that Getchell was stopped by police on the A14 and that he immediately admitted he’d made a ‘stupid decision’ to take his car home.

Getchell has been banned for a further 18 months and was also told to pay £200 court costs.

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