Disqualified driver jailed after caught behind the wheel
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A disqualified driver who was caught behind the wheel while banned gave false details, and then tried to make off from officers, has been jailed.
At around 11.45am on Friday, 28 June officers carrying out a proactive roads policing operation in the Chelmer Road area of Chelmsford received a report of a white Citroen Dispatch doing a U-turn to try and avoid the check site.
An officer on a motorbike set off to follow the van before getting him to pull over in Maldon Road, Great Baddow.
The driver gave his name as Sydney Vincent but checks showed there wasn’t anyone of that name with the date of birth and address given registered with the DVLA.
When further questioned he kept changing his details and when the officer asked to take a drug wipe, he ran off only to be arrested a few minutes later.
He then admitted he was 44-year-old Stephen Vincent. Checks then showed he was currently banned from driving until October 2020.