Third ban for man who told court he wanted to drive for a living

A Spalding man who told magistrates that driving disqualifications had ‘ruined his life’ as he had wanted to be a professional driver, has been banned again.

Valdis Caune, 31, of Regent Street, admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance when he
appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

Prosecuting, Marie Stace said he was stopped by police while driving his Mercedes C220 in Park Road on March 14 and enquiries revealed he had been banned from driving for six months last December for being in charge of a motor vehicle while unfit through alcohol.

She said he had also had a ‘totting-up’ driving ban in 2019.

Cane, who was not represented, told the magistrates that his driving bans had ‘ruined ‘ his life as he had wanted to be a driver.

The magistrates pointed out to him that he had been banned from driving twice already and banned him for an additional year after his existing driving ban ended and ordered him to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £180 in court costs and charges.

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