Castleton man avoids jail after string of driving convictions

Date published: 19 February 2020

A Castleton man has avoided jail after a string of driving convictions – including driving when drunk, driving whilst disqualified and dangerous driving.

Michael Cheetham appeared at Burnley Crown Court on 4 February where he was handed a 14-month prison term, suspended for two years.

He was charged with drink driving, failing to stop, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and dangerous driving.

Cheetham was banned from driving for 12 months and must take an extended retest.

He must also complete 40 days’ rehab, 150 hours’ unpaid work and pay a statutory surcharge of £140.

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