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Jordan Neale in King’s Lynn court after driving mother’s car in Emneth while disqualified

A 25-year-old who drove his mother’s car while disqualified in a bid to help a friend has been fined nearly £1,000.

Jordan Neale appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, pleading guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance.

He committed the offences on November 17, being spotted by police while he was travelling along the A1101 at Emneth shortly before 7pm.

Jordan Neale appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court last Thursday
Jordan Neale appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court last Thursday

Officers pulled him over and he came to a stop in a Morrisons car park, with checks revealing he had been banned from driving on March 2 last year for a period of 18 months.

Crown prosecutor Colette Harper told the court that when interviewed at the scene by officers, Neale admitted he knew he was disqualified.

Magistrates, chaired by Alan Hayes, opted to ban the defendant from driving for a further 12 months in addition to the eight he has left to serve on his current disqualification.

He was also fined £981, and will pay a £384 victim surcharge and £105 in legal costs.

Mitigating, duty solicitor George Sorrell said that Neale, who lives at Guanockgate Road in Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire, had never previously been before a court for driving while disqualified.

However, he had committed 28 previous offences – including drug-driving.

“The defendant is at pains to point out that it is a period in his life which is behind him now,” Mr Sorrell said.

“He tells me this is the longest period of time that he has been out of trouble, and given his age, that really is quite telling.

“Unfortunately on November 17, he heard from a friend of his who had an accident, and complied with a request to go and help him.

“He took his mother’s car, and of course that was a misjudgment on his part.”

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