A MAN with 22 previous convictions for driving while disqualified during a 25-year period of offending gave a false name when he was stopped by Whitehaven police.
Conrad Ayscough admitted driving while banned and was sent to prison for five months by Whitehaven magistrates. He also admitted giving a false name to obstruct police and driving without insurance.
Ayscough, 38, of Boothtarn, Halifax, was driving on Inkerman Terrace when he was pulled over by police, near the Marchon Social Club.
He gave the name John Edwards and was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent. Subsequent enquiries revealed he was a banned driver, with his disqualification due to run until June 2007. He had previously served a term of imprisonment for driving while banned/drink driving, the court heard, and a warrant for his arrest was outstanding from Bradford Crown Court in relation to an alleged theft.