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Man Gets Suspended Jail Term

Friday August 9 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A MAN who drove a disabled friend to hospital three months after being banned from the roads has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Daniel Steven Lucas, 20, was given a 10-week prison sentence, suspended for a year. He felt he was doing the right thing when he decided to help the wheelchair-bound woman, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Gerard Casey, defending, said the woman had fallen out of her wheelchair and was in pain.

He said: "The woman desperately needed to go to hospital. Mr Lucas thought it was right to take her to hospital.

"He was stopped by police because he was driving inappropriately. He regrets his behaviour but there were fairly unusual circumstances."

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said Lucas, of Brammah Street, Carlton, had been banned from driving for 12 months in April.

She said police officers stopped him because they were worried about the way the car was being driven.

Lucas, who admitted driving while disqualified and having no insurance, was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.

He was banned from driving for 12 months, ordered to pay £85 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by anon on Friday August 9 2013 at 10:35
Good chance he will offend again.

Reply Posted by charlie on Friday August 9 2013 at 11:09
If I was in his shoes I would have done the same if there was no one else to drive

Reply Posted by b on Friday August 9 2013 at 11:15
he was banned from driving he should have dialed 999 and let the emergency services deal with the lady

Reply Posted by Craig. on Friday August 9 2013 at 15:58
correct answer. nobody is above the law no matter what the circumstance.

Reply Posted by Hec on Friday August 9 2013 at 11:29
If his driving was that bad the police stopped him for it on the only time he had driven since being banned then clearly he was banned for good reason and should only get his license back if he takes an extended test.
As someone else said - I would have done the same BUT it is very unlikely my driving would have been that erratic I was pulled.

Reply Posted by lol on Friday August 9 2013 at 15:56
hasnt he heard of 999.

Reply Posted by Dean on Saturday August 10 2013 at 23:02
At least the lads got a heart , never mind just bloody bad luck hope he puts a lucky dip on & wins sometimes its quicker to make your own way to hospital than wait for an ambulance .....

Reply Posted by P on Sunday August 11 2013 at 14:30
If you have no tax, insurance, driving liscence or been banned. Your not allowed to drive. It's the law. It's the rules. Don't do it and you won't get caught. Oh the brains of some people. Ambulance also springs to mind. Stop sticking up for these people. If they crashed into your car with no liscence, insurance. Or banned you wouldn't be happy.

Reply Posted by flapper on Monday August 19 2013 at 19:14
HES DONE RITE,DESERVES GEORGE CROSS MEDAL.WELL DONE.