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Prohibited driver caught doing favors for friend

Prohibited driver caught doing favors for friend

A banned driver who borrowed a friend’s car to go to the shop to buy milk for his baby was caught by police when he stopped to fill up his car. Police spotted the Mini Cooper at the Esso petrol station on Hinckley Road in Western Park, Leicester, and Connor Williams putting petrol in it.

Leicestershire police officers checked the car on the computer and discovered it was uninsured. They asked Williams why he was uninsured and he said he was not driving the car and was just filling it up with petrol.




But a check of CCTV at the petrol station soon proved he was lying and had driven the car into the forecourt. At Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 1) he pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.

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The court heard that Williams, of Winforde Crescent, Braunstone, Leicester, was disqualified from driving in 2019 and was required to take an extended test. The ban ended in 2021 but he failed to take the test.

His previous offences included another conviction for driving while disqualified which carried a prison sentence. Mike Diez, representing Williams, said his client and his girlfriend had a 16-month-old son and he had gone out to get milk for the baby at lunchtime on Saturday, June 15, when he was caught.

Chief Justice Jane Hanson told Williams: “You are no stranger to this crime. I don’t know what it will take for you to learn your lesson.

“Driving while disqualified once is bad enough. We are a little frustrated as there doesn’t seem to be much the court can do to stop you – you’ve been arrested for it before.