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Banned driver jailed

PUBLISHED: 11:04 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 20:08 05 July 2010

A man jailed for driving while disqualified is back behind bars for committing the same offence just weeks after being released from prison.

Christopher Hardman, 24, was spotted by an off-duty police officer driving along Tom Crisp Way, Lowestoft, on Saturday, Lowestoft Magistrates' Court heard.

A man jailed for driving while disqualified is back behind bars for committing the same offence just weeks after being released from prison.

Christopher Hardman, 24, was spotted by an off-duty police officer driving along Tom Crisp Way, Lowestoft, on Saturday, Lowestoft Magistrates' Court heard.

Prosecutor David Hutson said Hardman, of London Road South, Lowestoft, was convicted in October last year of driving while banned and given a four-month prison sentence.

Yesterday, Hardman, formerly of Dovedale, Carlton Colville, was given another four-month sentence after pleading guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance. He received a new driving ban for three years.

James Hartley, for Hardman, said his client had not intended to drive, but took over the wheel from his mother after she suffered a panic attack.

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