A BANNED driver was caught behind the wheel on two occasions just weeks apart after he was disqualified.

Jacob Jones appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing in July after entering a guilty plea to two counts of driving while disqualified and one count of driving without insurance.

The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 29-year-old had been caught out on the A438 at Letton in Herefordshire on May 17 after getting behind the wheel of a Seat Leon.


He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence at the time, magistrates were told.

He was again caught on the roads on June 18, this time behind the wheel of a Fiat Punto on the A470 at Upperboat, Pontypridd.

He was again driving while disqualified and was driving without insurance, the court heard.

Magistrates said the offence was so serious that only a custodial sentence could be justified, as it there were two offences of driving while disqualified, he was carrying passengers, the incidents had involved different vehicles, and they were very close together.

Jones, of Llewellin Road, Kington, was handed an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified from driving for 27 months.

He must also pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £154 victim surcharge.