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Bishop Auckland driver receives further ban
A DRIVER who got behind the wheel despite being disqualified has been banned from the roads for another 18-months.
A policeman spotted Andrew Hood driving on Etherley Lane, Bishop Auckland, on September 1 last year and knew he was serving a driving ban, magistrates heard.
Hood, of Woodside, Bishop Auckland, was arrested and admitted driving whilst disqualified and having no insurance.
Prosecutor David Maddison told Darlington magistrates that the 42-year-old had 34 previous convictions and was on bail at the time of the offence.
The court also heard he had alse been given a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 12-months.
Magistrates extended the suspended sentence by 12-months, and gave Hood an 18-month driving ban.
He was also put on a 12-month supervision order and told to pay £60 towards court costs.