It’s déjá for Mablethorpe banned driver

ANOTHER suspended prison sentence has been given to a Mablethorpe man who, disqualified from driving, committed an identical offence.

David James Lewens, 22, of Victoria Road drove again just two weeks after a previous suspended sentence concluded.

He admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance in Waterloo Road on August 30, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court on Tuesday, September 18.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said a police officer, who knew he was disqualified from driving, saw him driving an Alfa Romeo and arrested him.

The court heard Lewens had been disqualified from driving for 40 months in February 2011 for an excess alcohol offence.

He had also, just two weeks before his arrest, come out of a period of a year’s suspension of a 10-week prison sentence for driving while disqualified.

After standing the case 
down for a report from the 
Probation Service, the magistrates imposed another suspended prison sentence, of four months for two years.

He was also given a 
12-month driving ban to run alongside the remaining 21 months on his existing ban.

He will be required to undergo 12 months’ supervision and a requirement to attend a thinking skills programme and ordered to pay £85 costs.