A RUBERY man has been sentenced to six weeks in jail after driving while disqualified.

Worcester Magistrates said Luke Soulsby’s offence warranted a prison term because it was ‘aggravated by the defendant’s record of previous offending’.

Mr Soulsby, 29, pleaded guilty to the charge after being seen by police driving on Rubery Lane on March 4. He was also fined a total of £257.

In other cases before Worcester Magistrates in recent days:

Thomas Jones, 19, of Simcox Gardens, Birmingham, was banned from driving for a year and fined a total of £478 after pleading guilty to drink-driving in Bromsgrove.

Mr Jones was found to have 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath (35mg is the legal limit) when driving on Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove on February 19.

Stephen Devaney, 40, of Ashdown Close, Rednal, was banned from driving for 18 months and fined a total of £287 for drug-driving in Rubery.

Mr Devaney was found to have cannabis in his system when driving on New Street on October 18, 2019. He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Joshua Sola, 31, of Lyttleton Avenue, Charford, Bromsgrove, was jailed for 14 days for breaching a supervision order.

Magistrates committed Mr Sola to prison, adding that he ‘has a flagrant disregard for court orders’.

Garry Wynn, 33, of Drayton Road, Belbroughton, was fined a total of £512 after admitting an assault on a woman in Kidderminster. Mr Wynn changed his plea to guilty, having previously pleaded not guilty.

Craig Belt, 56, of Feckenham Road, Hanbury, Bromsgrove, was disqualified from driving for two years and fined £443 after failing to provide a specimen for analysis when requested by police.

Lewis Richards, 20, of Fleming Way, Rubery, was banned from driving for 12 months after pleading guilty to three charges of drug-driving.

Mr Richards was found with cannabis and benzoylecgonine – the main metabolite of cocaine – in his system while driving on Haslucks Green Road, Wythall, on September 22.

He was also found with cannabis in his system while driving on the A38 in Bromsgrove on October 2, 2019, and was fined £583 in total for the offences.

Kyle Jolly, 26, of The Becks, Alvechurch, was fined £83 after admitting seven counts of stealing alcohol from two Bromsgrove supermarkets during February and March.

Mr Jolly pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from Waitrose of items worth £40 and £36, plus five counts of theft from Asda of items totalling a worth of £22.