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Wisbech man drove in King’s Lynn just days after being disqualified

A man was caught driving by police just 13 days after being disqualified.

Metodi Zdravkov, 28, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

He pleaded guilty to both offences, which took place on March 22 this year.

Metodi Zdravkov appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday
Metodi Zdravkov appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday

Crown prosecutor Nicola Lamb told magistrates that on that date, police pulled Zdravkov over after spotting him driving along Nar Ouse Way in Lynn.

The defendant was polite throughout his discussion with officers, but it was discovered that he was driving despite being banned from doing so on March 9.

His vehicle was insured to be driven by anyone over the age of 30, but he did not meet that threshold.

In mitigation, solicitor George Sorrell said that Zdravkov, of Lynn Road in Wisbech, was disqualified as a result of having too many points added to his licence – but that he was unaware.

“But it seems he did take steps, in a misguided sort of way, to get insurance,” Mr Sorrell said.

When he appeared in court, Zdravkov had four months of his driving ban remaining. Magistrates, led by Ginni Hutton, handed him an extra six months – meaning he now has ten months to wait until he can take to the roads again.

Zdravkov was also fined £833 and ordered to pay £105 in legal costs and a £333 victim surcharge.

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