Disqualified driver given another ban

The defendant appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court

The defendant appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court

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A learner driver has been handed a curfew and a 12-month ban by Skipton magistrates after admitting driving while disqualified.

Glen Scott, 39, whose sentence also included fraud by giving a false name to insure his car, never held a full driving licence, the court heard.

He was stopped on the A629 at Cononley Lane Ends and it was discovered he did not have a driving licence and was not insured.

Scott, who the court heard had nine previous convictions for driving while disqualified, had failed to re-apply for his licence after a conviction in 1994.

He had tried to insure his vehicle under a different name, the court was told.

Mohammed Farooq said Scott did not know he had to take a test after his last conviction and had been frank in his admissions to police.

Mr Farooq said Scott had only ever held a provisional licence and had attempted to get insurance by using a variation of his name.

Scott, of Parkinson Lane, Halifax, was given a 12-month community order with a three-month curfew from 7pm to 6am and a 15-day low-level activity programme.

He was also banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay costs of £85.

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