Law-breaking Wigan motorist banned from driving for more than five and a half years

A 39-year-old motorist who flouted a driving ban and refused to give police a breath test has been jailed for four months and further disqualified for more than five and a half years.
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John Darbyshire, of Abbey Lane, Leigh, appeared before Wigan justices to plead guilty to being at the wheel of a Citroen C3 on Warrington Road and Hey Street, Wigan, on March 16, to driving without insurance and failing to provide officers with a breath specimen.

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Sending him to prison and imposing a new road ban of 67 months, the bench said they were incarcerating him because of past conditions and his flagrant disregard for court orders.

He must also pay £85 in court costs.