Posted on 26th September 2018
A man from Newhall, South Derbyshire, has been remanded to prison after driving his son to school whilst he was already disqualified from driving.
The incident happened last Friday, September 21 when members of our Swadlincote Safer Neighbourhood Team caught Thomas Crump (39) of Park Street, Newhall (pictured), dropping his son off at Fairmeadows Primary School.
Mr Crump was arrested and charged with the offences of driving whilst disqualified, driving a motor vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence and using a motor vehicle on a road without any insurance. His car was also seized.
He appeared at Derby Justice Centre the next day, he was found guilty and remanded to prison where he awaits sentencing at Derby Crown Court on Monday, October 22.
Sergeant Graham Summers, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in South Derbyshire, said: “To commit these type of offences is one thing but to endanger your own child and other road users whilst doing so is another.
“This was a great piece of work by the Police Community Support Officers Walker and Beard, who saw Mr Crump driving the car and knew he was disqualified. They were then able to call up for a police officer to attend and arrest him.
“This really shows the value of the local knowledge that Safer Neighbourhood teams gain from being out and about in the community that they police.”
You can follow the work of Swadlincote Safer Neighbourhood Team on Twitter @SwadlincoteSNT