Disqualified driver jailed again after A55 arrest

North Wales Police

A court has heard a banned driver was caught behind the wheel again on the A55, just weeks after he was released from prison.

Adam Anslow was stopped and arrested by a road traffic officer near Llangefni on Wednesday morning (18th December).

The 36 year-old from Milwr, near Holywell, was jailed for sixteen weeks after he admitted two counts of driving while disqualified and two further charges of driving without insurance.

Caernarfon magistrates heard Anslow had been caught driving six times since April.

In September, he was jailed for 24 weeks after he was caught driving a white Renault van at Conwy and a black Mitsubishi truck at Talybont near Bangor. He was released from prison three weeks ago on a home detention curfew.

The defence said Anslow had taken the wheel because his wife, who drove him to and from work, was unwell. The couple were married earlier this week.

After sentencing on Thursday, PC Gerallt Williams of the Roads Policing Unit said: ”Having recently been released from prison for the same offence we hoped it would have made him think twice about getting behind the wheel whilst disqualified. Sadly this was not the case and he will now spend Christmas behind bars.”

”Uninsured drivers pose a significant danger to other road users. Statistically, uninsured drivers are more likely to be involved in a serious collision, flee the scene of a collision and be criminally active. The impacts of such driving and actions can be utterly devastating for the lawful driver. ”

”The number of people who think it is acceptable to drive illegally and carelessly is shocking and we will continue to stepping up our enforcement activity against drivers who commit one of the Fatal 5 offences.”

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