Driver pays the price for ignoring drive ban

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A DISQUALIFIED driver who got behind the wheel for a trip around Kirton has been given a suspended prison sentence for his actions.

Marek Grzelak, 26, was just a month into a six-month ban when he decided to drive the Volkswagen Sharan on Station Road on June 9, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told.

Prosecutor Rebecca Ritson told magistrates that police followed the car, which had Polish number plates, because they had intelligence about the driver.

In interview, Grzelak, of Joy Paine Close, Boston, said the vehicle was his and said he knew he was disqualified, she added.

He pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and, as a result, driving without insurance, when he appeared before the court on Wednesday.

Liz Harte, defending, said: “There was no question the driving was bad in any way. It was a stop for totally unconnected reasons to the drive.”

She added that Grzelak had not driven apart from on this occasion, when the man who had been supposed to drive had been indisposed.

Grzelak, who also breached a community order with unpaid work, had 10 hours added to that total.

He was also given a further 50 hours unpaid work and given an eight week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £50 towards court costs.