A MOTORIST arrested after filling up at a petrol station in Golcar had five previous convictions for driving while disqualified.
Kieran Clavin, 23, filled up the Renault Megane at the Scar Lane Garage and was later arrested for driving while banned and without insurance.
Leeds Crown Court heard yesterday that Clavin, of Mixenden Court, Halifax, had previously been jailed and banned from driving for two years by Huddersfield magistrates in November last year.
Prosecutor Ewan McLachlan said Clavin committed the latest offences in February and it was his sixth conviction for driving while disqualified.
Clavin, who had a record of 40 previous court appearances for 70 offences, admitted the charges of driving while disqualified and having no insurance and was jailed for four months.
But Judge Stephen Ashurst also locked him up for an additional month after Clavin failed to turn up at court for a previous hearing.
The court heard that Clavin’s partner had given birth to a baby boy only five weeks ago.
But Judge Ashurst said he had a poor record for driving offences and it was clear that he took no notice whatsoever of court orders.
“Over 10 years now you have received sentences from different courts around West Yorkshire and you take not a blind bit of notice of them,” said the judge.
The maximum sentence for driving while disqualified is six months and the judge said he had to reduce the sentence in light of Clavin’s guilty plea.
Because Clavin had already served the equivalent of 82 days on remand due to time in custody and on an electronically-monitored curfew he could be released from custody shortly.
Judge Ashurst said Clavin would this time be banned from driving for three years.