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.