Police snared banned M1 motorist in Chesterfield

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A banned motorist was caught driving while disqualified after police operated an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system along the M1 motorway in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how the Hyundai Coupe being driven by Aivar Vasilevskis was identified as a vehicle with no registered keeper and no insurance.

Prosecuting solicitor Ian Shaw said: “When interviewed by police the defendant fully accepted he had been driving while disqualified and knew he should not have been doing it.

“A police vehicle had an ANPR hit on the Hyundai the defendant was driving which showed no current keeper and no insurance.

“Police tried to stop the vehicle at Junction 30 but it continued until police pulled alongside and it stopped at the Woodall Services exit slip road.”

Vasilevskis, 33, of Langdale Court, Barnsley, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and to driving without insurance after the incident on July 30.

Mr Shaw added: “This is the second time in five months that the defendant has been in court for disqualified driving.”

Vasilevskis was given eight-weeks of custody suspended for 18 months on August 14 with 200 hours of unpaid work. He was given a 15 month driving ban and ordered to pay £315 in costs and charges.