A FATHER of two was jailed for eight weeks after he drove to a restaurant while he was banned from driving.
Kevin Meaney, of Liverpool Road, Chester, who also uses the name Mannion, was also banned from driving for two years after he pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance on Kinsey Road near Cheshire Oaks.
Sue Gibson, prosecuting at Chester Magistrates Court on Monday, said: “At about 5.10pm on Friday, April 4, Meaney was seen by a witness driving outside the TGI Friday’s restaurant at Cheshire Oaks. The witness, a worker, was approached by Meaney who was driving a Citroen.
“He asked her if they did take away food before pulling into the car park.
“Two further witnesses inside the restaurant described the defendant ordering some food and anxiously walking in and out to his vehicle.
“Meaney left the restaurant and the witness saw the same car being driven by him towards a roundabout towards some police officers who arrested him.”
Steven Coup, defending, said: “His recent driving record has not been very good. He knows he cannot keep living the lifestyle that he is and is trying to change.”
Chair of the bench Jaynie Griffiths sentenced Meaney, 31, to eight weeks in imprisonment for driving while disqualified. There was no separate penalty for driving without insurance.