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Man Jailed After Failing To Learn From Errors

Monday June 24 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


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.

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Reply Posted by Alex on Saturday June 29 2013 at 21:05
If they get him a rat infested cell and NO visiters he might think more about going straight! too many "do-gooders" running the system I think!

Reply Posted by richard broughton on Friday September 6 2013 at 22:43
Never mind rat infested cells and all that crap instead of wab writing this maybe they should concentrate on tellin the truth and the reason why i was originaly banned was no insurance which i had (£1300 pounds of insurance to be exact and as for your comment alex maybe you would like to say it to my face? Theres herion addicts and peodofiles and other sex offenders out there but theyre left alone as it would mean syp actually doin some work!!!!!!! Rant over