A MAN has been jailed for taking a van and driving while disqualified.
Thomas Steadman, of Frome Court, appeared at Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston Magistrates Court on Monday, November 9.
The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to taking a white Ford van without consent, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.
The court heard that police stopped a white Ford van being driven by Steadman in Long Lane, Ellesmere Port. The officer saw the ignition was damaged and arrested him.
Steadman said he bought the van for £200 off a man in a pub and wanted to sell it on to make some money.
He had previously been disqualified from driving on October 29 after taking a vehicle without consent. The offences were committed while he was serving a suspended sentence.
Steadman was jailed for 12 weeks for taking the van and 12 weeks for driving while disqualified, to run concurrently.
Magistrates said his licence would be endorsed for driving without insurance. They also invoked his suspended sentence, of 16 weeks, to run consecutively. Steadman was jailed for a total of 28 weeks and disqualified for a further 12 months, making 24 in total.