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Banned motorist caught behind wheel the day licence was revoked
1:30pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A BANNED motorist was caught behind the wheel the day his licence was revoked by a police officer who had given evidence against him.
Magistrates heard how Krsyztoplski had been found guilty of failing to provide a specimen for analysis at the same court the previous day.
Prosecuting, Julian Lawrence told the court that immediately after the trial and subsequent driving ban, Krsyztoplski decided to drive his car home.
But a police officer who had given evidence against the defendant in the trial spotted him at the wheel and pulled the car over.
Defending, Ian Brazier, said: “He was in a state of confusion and feeling down and muddled but he knows this doesn’t take away from the matter.”
Krsyztoplski also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on the same day. Passing sentence on Polish-born Krysyztoplski, chairman of the bench Pam Homer said: “Your defence says that it was a silly thing to do. We say it was more than silly, it was absolutely stupid.”
She added: “You drove a car when you were disqualified from driving by this court and you now know how serious that is.
“Make no mistake, we could have sent you to prison today because the offence is so serious.”