Driver told police his ban had ended

Banned driver Bradley Boston nipped to Tesco in his girlfriend’s car – then claimed his disqualification had ended, a court heard.

When police stopped him in Belper, he told them he thought his drink-drive ban lasted for only 12 months instead of 20, said Fernando Rodrigues, prosecuting.

A new one-year driving ban was imposed on Boston, 32, of Culworth Close, Belper, by District Judge Joanne Alderson. He must do 180 hours unpaid community work after admitting driving while disqualified and without insurance on April 4.