Banned Havant driver caught three times is jailed

A DRIVER has been jailed  after being caught driving while banned for a third time.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 5:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 6:06 pm

Owen Fletcher, 27, was handed a suspended sentence after driving a Ford Mondeo in Burgate Close, Havant, on August 30 last year.

Portsmouth magistrates spared Fletcher, of Mitchell Road, Havant, from going to jail on October 3 last year.

But he was caught uninsured and driving while banned in Tarrant Gardens on February 20. He was charged with both offences.

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Fletcher was also charged with driving an off-road pit bike in Stockheath Lane, Havant, on November 25 last year without insurance and while banned.

Fletcher admitted all four driving charges and a charge of failing to turn up to court on May 8.

He was jailed for 16 weeks. He must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Back in October last year magistrates had imposed a six-week prison sentenced suspended for a year.

He received two weeks for failing to turn up at court, four weeks for driving while banned in Feburary, four weeks for the November offence and the full 16-week suspended term was activated.

He was banned for a year.