Repeat offender sent to prison

PUBLISHED: 14:27 16 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:20 04 May 2010

IGNORING his driving ban when he heard his teenage son was smashing up the house, landed Reginald Earwaker in jail this week. He jumped in a car and rushed off to deal with the situation – and he failed to stop for police on the A142 at Witchford. He fe

IGNORING his driving ban when he heard his teenage son was smashing up the house, landed Reginald Earwaker in jail this week.

He jumped in a car and rushed off to deal with the situation - and he failed to stop for police on the A142 at Witchford.

"He felt he must get there as quickly as he could, and did not look at other options," solicitor Kevin Warboys told Ely magistrates on Thursday.

Earwaker, 49, was sentenced for a string of offences, and jailed for a total of five months.

He had admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, and failing to stop for the police on January 14.

Earwaker, of West Drive Gardens, Soham, had also admitted possessing cocaine on November 5, failing to surrender to police bail on December 12, failing to surrender to court on November 8, and failing to produce driving documents last June.

He had further admitted breaching a community order imposed for offences of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen when suspected of drink-driving, and was re-sentenced to a five month jail sentence instead.

Imposing the sentence, presiding magistrate Hamish Ross told Earwaker: "You need a clean break, you have got to put this behaviour behind you."

Earwaker has denied driving dangerously on January 14, driving while disqualified and failing to stop for police on October 25 last year, and possessing amphetamine on January 31 last year. Those matters were adjourned for two weeks.

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