Driver with no licence disqualified for nine months

Essex County Standard: Driver with no licence disqualified for nine months Driver with no licence disqualified for nine months

A MAN has been disqualified from driving, despite not having a valid licence.

Daniel Boekhoudt, 40, of Tollgate Drive, Stanway, appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday having admitted four offences last month.

He was charged with driving without a licence and insurance, as well as two counts of driving with defective tyres in Peace Road, Colchester on August 7 last year.

The court heard he had his licence taken away in 2000 after being caught drink driving, and he decided not to reapply after the disqualification period was over.

Boekhoudt told the court he was driving because his friend, who owns the car, was unwell, so he drove the pair home.

Although Boekhoudt does not hold a licence, he said he was planning to reapply because of work.

However, the magistrates disqualified him from driving for nine months.

This means he will not be able to apply for a new licence until after that time.

He was also ordered to pay £442.

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9:13am Mon 20 Jan 14

Colchester Castle says...

What on earth is the point of banning a man from driving, when he clearly doesn't care about having a licence in the first place?

No insurance, no licence and an unroadworthy vehicle and all his gets is a 9-month ban and made to pay a few hundred quid? Disgusting, especially when he holds a previous drink-drive conviction.

He'll be back on the road next week, uninsured, and putting the lives of other road users (road users who obey the law) at risk.
What on earth is the point of banning a man from driving, when he clearly doesn't care about having a licence in the first place? No insurance, no licence and an unroadworthy vehicle and all his gets is a 9-month ban and made to pay a few hundred quid? Disgusting, especially when he holds a previous drink-drive conviction. He'll be back on the road next week, uninsured, and putting the lives of other road users (road users who obey the law) at risk. Colchester Castle

9:12pm Mon 20 Jan 14

mirokou says...

Colchester Castle wrote:
What on earth is the point of banning a man from driving, when he clearly doesn't care about having a licence in the first place?

No insurance, no licence and an unroadworthy vehicle and all his gets is a 9-month ban and made to pay a few hundred quid? Disgusting, especially when he holds a previous drink-drive conviction.

He'll be back on the road next week, uninsured, and putting the lives of other road users (road users who obey the law) at risk.
yes but Disqual driving carries a power of arrest . The Police have more power to deal and if caught driving again (which he will) he will be arrested and charged , and if shown to be persistent offender (which he is) then remanded in custody, put before the next court with a possible prison sentence . Disqual driving is probably one of the few offences left where people actually go to prison for a few weeks. Also the car he's driving is seized , £150 to get that back not including storage fees.. plus additional court fines which he won't be able to pay so warrant issued and off to prison you go… So although it sounds silly that's why the courts do it.
[quote][p][bold]Colchester Castle[/bold] wrote: What on earth is the point of banning a man from driving, when he clearly doesn't care about having a licence in the first place? No insurance, no licence and an unroadworthy vehicle and all his gets is a 9-month ban and made to pay a few hundred quid? Disgusting, especially when he holds a previous drink-drive conviction. He'll be back on the road next week, uninsured, and putting the lives of other road users (road users who obey the law) at risk.[/p][/quote]yes but Disqual driving carries a power of arrest . The Police have more power to deal and if caught driving again (which he will) he will be arrested and charged , and if shown to be persistent offender (which he is) then remanded in custody, put before the next court with a possible prison sentence . Disqual driving is probably one of the few offences left where people actually go to prison for a few weeks. Also the car he's driving is seized , £150 to get that back not including storage fees.. plus additional court fines which he won't be able to pay so warrant issued and off to prison you go… So although it sounds silly that's why the courts do it. mirokou

8:56am Tue 21 Jan 14

Colchester Castle says...

mirokou wrote:
Colchester Castle wrote:
What on earth is the point of banning a man from driving, when he clearly doesn't care about having a licence in the first place?

No insurance, no licence and an unroadworthy vehicle and all his gets is a 9-month ban and made to pay a few hundred quid? Disgusting, especially when he holds a previous drink-drive conviction.

He'll be back on the road next week, uninsured, and putting the lives of other road users (road users who obey the law) at risk.
yes but Disqual driving carries a power of arrest . The Police have more power to deal and if caught driving again (which he will) he will be arrested and charged , and if shown to be persistent offender (which he is) then remanded in custody, put before the next court with a possible prison sentence . Disqual driving is probably one of the few offences left where people actually go to prison for a few weeks. Also the car he's driving is seized , £150 to get that back not including storage fees.. plus additional court fines which he won't be able to pay so warrant issued and off to prison you go… So although it sounds silly that's why the courts do it.
So he gets arrested (again) and goes to court (again), wasting more police time and more court time.

Also, as the car was his friends on this occasion, it should have been insured, so the police would have been unable to seize it unless it wasn't on the Motor Insurers Database. As long as the friend can produce evidence that it is insured, he can drive it away.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colchester Castle[/bold] wrote: What on earth is the point of banning a man from driving, when he clearly doesn't care about having a licence in the first place? No insurance, no licence and an unroadworthy vehicle and all his gets is a 9-month ban and made to pay a few hundred quid? Disgusting, especially when he holds a previous drink-drive conviction. He'll be back on the road next week, uninsured, and putting the lives of other road users (road users who obey the law) at risk.[/p][/quote]yes but Disqual driving carries a power of arrest . The Police have more power to deal and if caught driving again (which he will) he will be arrested and charged , and if shown to be persistent offender (which he is) then remanded in custody, put before the next court with a possible prison sentence . Disqual driving is probably one of the few offences left where people actually go to prison for a few weeks. Also the car he's driving is seized , £150 to get that back not including storage fees.. plus additional court fines which he won't be able to pay so warrant issued and off to prison you go… So although it sounds silly that's why the courts do it.[/p][/quote]So he gets arrested (again) and goes to court (again), wasting more police time and more court time. Also, as the car was his friends on this occasion, it should have been insured, so the police would have been unable to seize it unless it wasn't on the Motor Insurers Database. As long as the friend can produce evidence that it is insured, he can drive it away. Colchester Castle

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