Man drove home from Colchester court hearing at which he was banned from driving
- Credit: Su Anderson
An Essex man who drove home from court after being disqualified has been had his driving ban extended and ordered to do community work.
Freddie Hopkinson, 39, had been caught driving on the A120 at Braintree on February 21 – just hours after having been sentenced to a six month ban at Colchester Magistrates’ Court,
Hopkinson, of Hadham Road, Bishop’s Stortford, had originally been disqualified under the “totting up” procedure, having received 12 penalty points on his licence within three years.
Officers stopped Hopkinson just past Galleys Corner and arrested him.
He was charged with driving while disqualified and was back before Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
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Hopkinson pleaded guilty to the offence.
He was disqualified from driving for a further 10 months and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.
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He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.