Retford teen flouted driving ban twice

Mansfield Magistrates Court.Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.
A Retford teen flouted a driving ban twice by motoring through the town centre, a court heard.

Adam Cartwright denied driving a silver Ford Mondeo on May 15, but was found guilty after a trial, magistrates in Mansfield were told.

He was then captured on CCTV driving “anti-socially” on Moorgate, on June 5.

He received a six month ban, on February 18.

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Sarah Neale, mitigating, said Cartwright has “a lot of responsibility” as he is the sole carer for his ill mother.

She said he hoped to pass his test and get a licence so he could continue to help her.

The 19-year-old, of Moorgate, admitted driving while disqualified, on Friday.

He was banned for 12 months and handed a 12 month community order, with 150 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay £200 towards court costs and an £85 government surcharge.