Man jailed for driving relative’s ‘mobility vehicle’ on A12 at Marks Tey while disqualified

Colchester Magistrates Court

Colchester Magistrates Court - Credit: Su Anderson

A man has been jailed after he was caught driving a relative’s mobility vehicle on the A12 at Marks Tey while disqualified.

Barry Hunter, 44, of Boundary Drive, Hutton, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 16, for driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

He was also made to pay a £115 victim surcharge and was banned from the road for a further two years.

According to Essex Police, Hunter was stopped by officers while driving a mobility vehicle at around 4.20pm on Monday, February 20, last year.

He had been previously banned from driving up until August 7, 2018.

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Hunter was interviewed at the roadside and reported for the offence.

The car was seized by police.

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Investigating officer Pc Alan Marks, of Stanway Roads Policing Unit, said: “Hunter showed complete disregard for his disqualification and the sentence handed to him.

“It was only a matter of time until he was caught driving and he was found driving a relatives car along a busy road.

“Hunter has been banned further and will now spend time locked in a prison cell.”

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