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Worker drove while disqualified

PUBLISHED: 11:07 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 05 July 2010

A young manager at a Tesco store has been warned he could be jailed after he was caught driving just three months after receiving a year-long ban for drink-driving.

A young manager at a Tesco store has been warned he could be jailed after he was caught driving just three months after receiving a year-long ban for drink-driving.

Stephen Easter, 21, of Spashett Road, Lowestoft, was on his way to work as a night manager at the store last Tuesday when he was stopped by a police officer, town magistrates heard yesterday.

Colette Griffiths, prosecuting, said the Renault Megane Easter was driving belonged to his mother, but he had not told her about his disqualification.

Easter pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, and his case was adjourned until October 29 for reports to be prepared.

Chairman of the bench John Wren said: “The aggravating factor is the very recent nature of your disqualification. We are not ruling out custody.”

Richard Mann, for Easter, said: “He didn't seek to find alternative ways of getting to work because his mother also works at Tesco and he didn't want to tell her about his disqualification.

“He didn't want to let his mother down.”

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