Posted on 12th September 2017
A 19 year-old driver from Hilton has received a suspended prison sentence and told to complete unpaid work after he was seen by one of our officers driving whilst he was disqualified.
Jacob Deas of Thames Way, Hilton appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court last week on Tuesday, September 5 and pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and damaging a neighbour’s vehicle and fence.
The incident happened earlier this year on Thursday, April 20 when one of our officers from the Hilton Safer Neighbourhood Team saw Deas driving a Vauxhall Corsa on Eggington Road in the village.
Shortly after, the car was found abandoned on Thames Way, near to a damaged van and fencing, and was seized by the team (pictured).
Deas was later interviewed and summonsed to appear at court.
He was given an eight week prison sentence that was suspended for 12 months, ordered to complete 40 hours unpaid work within the next 12 months, ordered to pay £200 compensation to the victim for the damage and told to pay £85 costs.
Sergeant Graham Summers, who is in charge of the team, said: “We are pleased that justice has taken its course in this case. The young man had dangerously ignored his disqualification from driving and got behind the wheel again.
“It shows that the local Safer Neighbourhood team strive to have a good knowledge of those offending in the area and will not hesitate to bring them to justice when and if they continue to offend.
"I hope that Mr Deas can learn from his mistake by realising how close he was to going to jail and so will now not cause the potential risk to other road users by continuing to drive whilst disqualified.”