A MAN with a string of convictions has been jailed for 26 weeks - for failing to learn from his previous errors.

Richard Michael Broughton, 33, had an 'appalling' record, his solicitor Gerard Casey told Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

Mr Casey said Broughton was arrested for driving while banned and given bail. Two days later, he was arrested again for the same thing.

Mr Casey added: "Mr Broughton said he was put under a certain amount of pressure to drive by someone to whom he once owed money.

"He drove for the second time to get himself locked up to get the person putting him under pressure off his back.

"His record is appalling. He has spent a lot of time in prison for someone so young."

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said Broughton had been banned from driving for two years in 2012.

She said when he was arrested the first time he tried to break free and had to be restrained by police officers.

District Judge John Foster, said: "You have a shocking record. Every time you are banned you're told the consequences of driving might be jail. Yet you carry on driving. You do not learn from your mistakes."

Broughton was given another two-year driving ban and jailed for 26 weeks.