Our thanks to Steve for this:
A 50 year old London woman who drove while disqualified and without insurance in Cirencester in the summer has received a suspended jail sentence from Cheltenham Magistrates.
Jacqueline McCarthy of Charlton Street, London NW1, pleaded guilty on November 30 to driving a Vauxhall Adam while banned in Spitalgate Lane, Cirencester, on June 16. She also admitted having no insurance at the time.
The magistrates said she had ‘deliberately flouted’ her disqualification and they handed her a four week jail term suspended for a year.
They also ordered her to pay £85 costs and a £128 surcharge.
The justices said that although jail was merited for the seriousness of her offences they felt there was a prospect of McCarthy being rehabilitated.
So, if you’re a woman, the penalty for ignoring your punishment is… no punishment. She can’t ignore the latest punishment because there wasn’t any. That’s the way to do it.
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