Banned motorist tried to escape justice after he was seen driving in Dronfield

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A banned driver who was caught behind the wheel of a car tried to escape justice by running away from police and giving a fake name.

Ahmed Kaladi, 19, was driving a Honda Accord from Bowshaw roundabout, at Dronfield, to Gosforth Drive, when he was stopped by police on Constable Close, according to Chesterfield magistrates’ court.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop told the court hearing on November 23: “He got out and ran off but was found a short distance away.

“He gave another person’s name but this person was disqualified and a check was carried out and Kaladi’s identification was discovered.

“The defendant was interviewed by police and he was aware of his own disqualification and that he was not insured to drive.

“He said if he had known the other person was disqualified he would have owned up and he ran off because he said he was scared.”

Kaladi, of Lucas Street, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, obstructing a police constable and to driving without insurance.

Defence solicitor John Wilford said Kaladi deserved credit for entering guilty pleas and he had been forced to spend a night in custody after the incident in the early hours of November 23.

District Judge Andrew Davison sentenced Kaladi to 12 weeks of custody suspended for 12 months with supervision and 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, an £80 victim surcharge and a £150 courts charge.