A banned driver caught behind the wheel for a third time made things worse for himself as he was over the drink-drive limit.
Simon Milburn was stopped by police in Countess Road, Nuneaton, on August 4 and was found to have broken a trio of driving offences.
Not only was the 33-year-old already disqualified from driving, he had no insurance and also blew a reading of 41 microgrammes (mcg) of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcg.
Milburn, of Park Road in Bedworth, pleaded guilty to all three offences at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, as well two other counts of driving while disqualified.
Those two incidents also happened in Nuneaton – both in July – while all three of the incidents saw Milburn driving a different vehicle each time.
He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance in connection with the offences in July.
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Magistrates sent Milburn to prison for 18 weeks saying that he has a “flagrant disregard for court orders” and banned him from driving for a further four years.
Cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court between August 3 and 5:
Richard Hoskins, 33, King Richard Street, Hillfields, admitted driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
He had six points endorsed on his driving licence, was given 140 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.
Carla Jackson, 36, of Lakefield Close, Hall Green, admitted assaulting a police officer in Coventry and drink-driving in Aldermans Green Road (breath 101, limit 35).
She was banned from driving for 25 months, given 140 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £100 compensation, £90 court costs and a £45 victim surcharge.
James Robinson, 32, of Church Road, Shilton, admitted drink-driving in Kingsley Way (breath 80, limit 35), driving a vehicle without a valid test certificate, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
He was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £330 and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
Mohinder Takar, 65, of HMP Hewell, admitted two counts of entering Coventry city centre when prohibited from doing so by a criminal behaviour order, two counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour (one was racially aggravated) and committing an offence while subject to a suspended sentence (assaulting emergency worker).
He was sent to prison for 30 weeks (18 weeks for new offences and 12 weeks imposed from suspended sentence).
Carl Joyce, 36, of Willenhall Lane, Binley, admitted stealing meat worth £76 from Marks & Spencer, assault by beating against a police officer, stealing a till as a trespasser at TGI Fridays, stealing alcohol and washing detergents as a trespasser at Morrisons.
He was sent to prison for 32 weeks and ordered to pay £120 compensation to assault victim.
Jason Johnstone, 30, of Savoy Road, Bristol, admitted stalking in Coventry, assault by beating and damaging a car.
He was given a community order including a 200 hours unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement, made subject to a restraining order and ordered to pay £415 compensation, £135 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.
Thomas Murphy, 57, of Graham Street, Nuneaton, admitted possession of indecent images of children (category C).
He was given a community order including taking part in a sexual offenders’ program and 100 hours unpaid work, made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and will sign the sex offenders’ register for five years, and ordered to pay £185 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.