Drink driver did not understand he had ban'

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

JUST 24 hours after being banned from driving, Martin Lambillion was back behind the wheel of a car in Littleport. He tried to lose a police officer who followed him through the town, but was stopped in Limes Close. A check with the police national comput

JUST 24 hours after being banned from driving, Martin Lambillion was back behind the wheel of a car in Littleport.

He tried to lose a police officer who followed him through the town, but was stopped in Limes Close.

A check with the police national computer showed he had been given an interim driving ban the previous day for an offence of drink driving - his third drink related offence within 10 years.

At Ely courthouse on Thursday, 29-year-old Lambillion, of Longfield Road, Littleport, admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, and failing to appear before Ely magistrates on May 9.

Prosecuting, Yetunde Fawehinmi told how Pc William Creasey had seen Lambillion driving a Kia vehicle on May 5. He followed Lambillion, seeing him drive straight across a mini-roundabout and driving without respect for other road users.

Mitigating, Jacqui Baldwin said Lambillion had not understood that he had been given an interim ban for the drink-driving offence, awaiting reports to be prepared by the probation service.

Lambillion was remanded in custody until June 1, when he is due for sentencing on all charges.

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