Suspended sentence for banned driver

DRIVING his children home from hospital while his licence was disqualified has seen a man placed on a suspended jail term.

Christopher Taylor pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday for unlicensed driving on August 15.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Colston said the 32-year-old was unable to produce a licence when stopped by police at Redbank

It was revealed he had been disqualified from driving for two years by a court order.

Taylor said he had been driving back from hospital to take his children home because his wife was too unwell to drive. He said he knew he should not have been driving but "had no choice".

He was sentenced to three months jail, suspended for two years. He was also disqualified from driving for another two years.

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