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Driver banned since 1997 offends again

PUBLISHED: 15:38 01 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:32 12 August 2010

FLOUTER: Raymond Beecham.

FLOUTER: Raymond Beecham.

A SERIAL flouter of driving laws who repeatedly got behind the wheel while disqualified and over the alcohol limit has been jailed again. Raymond Beecham, 54 of Longley Road, Croydon, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison at Greenwich Magistrates Court on

A SERIAL flouter of driving laws who repeatedly got behind the wheel while disqualified and over the alcohol limit has been jailed again.

Raymond Beecham, 54 of Longley Road, Croydon, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison at Greenwich Magistrates Court on June 20 after pleading guilty to driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.

He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

He has been continuously banned from driving since 1997 for a catalogue of motoring offences, including seven counts of drink driving and six counts of driving while disqualified.

Beecham was arrested on June 19 after his red Renault Scenic which was being driven along Widmore Street, Bromley, was flagged up as having no insurance.

Officers stopped his car and checks revealed that he was a disqualified driver. He was taken to Bromley police station where he was charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

Beecham's car has been seized under Operation Reclaim. Sergeant Lee Howes said "You can't continue to drive whilst disqualified or you will end up in prison. This driver flouted the law, breached his driving ban and has suffered the consequences.

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