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A disqualified driver caught behind the wheel of a car in Gillingham has been sentenced.

Brett Ian Perry, aged 29 and of Waverland Terrace, Gillingham, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday 28 February 2020 after admitting charges of driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £40 and a victim surcharge of £32. He is also disqualified from driving for 26 months.

On Wednesday 15 January 2020 an officer was driving in an unmarked police vehicle at around 1.30pm when they witnessed Perry driving a car in Tomlins Lane. They followed it into Orchard Road, down Hyde Road and onto Waverland Terrace.

After the vehicle stopped of its own accord, the officer made enquiries and established that Perry was disqualified from driving. During an interview under caution at the roadside, Perry admitted to driving whilst disqualified.

The vehicle was then seized as it had been driven with no insurance.

Perry was convicted on 1 February 2017 at Kingston Upon Hull Crown Court for causing serious injury by dangerous driving. His sentenced included a disqualification from driving for five years.

Inspector Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: ‘Brett Perry was disqualified for a serious offence and showed a deliberate disregard of the court order imposed on him by driving on 15 January 2020.

‘We will do all we can to ensure those who commit driving offences of this nature are brought before the courts.’

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