Leigh: Man jailed for driving without insurance while banned

A man who was caught driving while serving a ban for the next two years has been jailed and banned for a further 50 months.

David Dowbekin, 45, of Hope Street, Leigh, was stopped by police on patrol while driving a Peugoet on Westbourne Avenue earlier this week on Tuesday May 17.

He was taken into custody and charged with disqualified driving and driving without insurance, with police now announcing he has been jailed.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “David Dowbekin aged 45 of Hope Street, Leigh has been charged and remanded in custody for the offenses of driving disqualified and without insurance.

“He was found guilty and sentenced to 18 weeks in prison and banned for another 50 months!”

Dowbekin was arrested by patrolling officers from GMP Traffic’s SRT Task Force who took him into custody on May 17 ahead of his court appearance the next day.

His new driving ban will be in addition to the ban he was already supposed to serve.

It comes amid continued attempts by police to crack down on anti-social driving and crime on the roads more generally.

Anyone concerned about car-related crime can call the police on 101 or anonymously call Crimestoppers, an independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

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