Sunderland motor menace jailed after flouting driving ban three times in less than a week
Kevin Matthew Sayers is beginning 26 weeks in prison after he was criticised by a court for the “persistent nature” of his driving offences.
South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court also condemned the “the lack of regard shown by the defendant for the safety of other road users” after his latest crime sheet included dangerous driving and failing to stop for a police officer.
Sayers, 34, of Franklin Street, Millfield, Sunderland, has pleaded guilty to committing eight offences between February 22 and February 28 this year.
He admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop for a police officer, driving while disqualified and without insurance following an incident in Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, on February 22.
Sayers also pleaded guilty to separate counts of flouting his driving ban and driving without insurance in Forth Street, South Shields, on February 27 and again in Newcastle Road, Sunderland, the following day.
In addition, he admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance in Manet Gardens, South, Shields, on October 29 last year and in Hampstead Road, Sunderland on May 24 this year.
The court said the offences were “aggravated by the previous record of offending”.
Sayers was also banned from the road for 39 months and ordered to take an extended driving test at the end of this period before his licence can be returned.
The court additionally instructed him to pay a £128 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs at a rate of £5 per week from December 16.