The defendant had been convicted of an affray. A car was used in the course of the defendant getting to the scene. He appealed against a sentence of imprisonment and disqualification from driving for two years.
Held: A disqualification could be imposed even though the offence was not a driving offence as such. The section was wide in its ambit, and was wider than its predecessors. There were good reasons for the disqualification, since the circumstances included an allegation of the defendant having driven whilst tipsy and colliding with another car, but a nine month disqualification was substituted.
Gage LJ, Nelson J, Field J
England and Wales
Criminal Sentencing, Road Traffic
Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.220262