Posted on 11th October 2018
A 34-year-old man from Newhall, South Derbyshire has been sent to be prison after being caught driving his car whilst disqualified.
Kam Sahota of Oversetts Road (pictured) was seen by our Swadlincote Safer Neighbourhood Team driving his car at around 7.30pm, Sunday, October 7 on High Street, Woodville.
They knew him to be disqualified as he had been found driving the same car under the influence of alcohol in the same area earlier this year in June and was disqualified from driving for three years.
Mr Sahota was arrested and the next day appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, failing to provide a specimen for analysis and using a motor vehicle on a road without insurance.
He was jailed for 12 weeks, disqualified from driving for four years and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115.
Sergeant Graham Summers, who is in charge of the Safer Neighbourhood teams in South Derbyshire, said: “This shows the value of policing teams who work in the community and have local knowledge of the people living there.
“This was a selfish act that was causing real dangers to others and only a few months after the court had disqualified him from driving, as such we are happy that he has been caught and sent to prison."