Search

Professional gambler craps out with second driving while disqualified conviction

Scott Mills was handed a suspended sentence for driving while disqualified  Pictures: SONYA BROWN

Scott Mills was handed a suspended sentence for driving while disqualified Pictures: SONYA BROWN

Archant

A professional gambler, who staked his freedom on driving while disqualified, has been convicted of the offence for a second time.

Scott Mills rolled the dice by driving a VW Golf at 65mph along a 50mph stretch of A140 at Coddenham, while banned, uninsured and without a test certificate, last August 7.

The 35-year-old, of Lake Walk, Clacton-on-Sea, who makes £400 a week on fruit machines, took a punt at giving police incorrect details, but was summonsed to appear before Ipswich magistrates on Tuesday.

Mills, who admitted four motoring offences, was said to be “a bright man, who chose to bury his head in the sand”, but who would benefit from intervention to address his behaviour, rather than a short prison sentence, according to duty solicitor Larissa Hutson.

Magistrates handed Mills another 18-month ban and 17 weeks’ custody, suspended for a year. They also ordered him to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and a 15-day ‘thinking skills’ course.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times