Drive-ban motorist jailed

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A BANNED driver is behind bars today after he was caught behind the wheel.

Gary Robson was collared driving a friend’s BMW into a service station in Cleadon on March 27.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 25-year-old has a history of driving offences and was banned from the roads at the time.

Robson, of no fixed address, was jailed for three months.

He had admitted driving while disqualified and breaching a previous court order.

Judge John Evans told him: “A custodial sentence is inevitable, having regard to your history.”

The judge banned Robson from driving for a further 15 months.