A Petersfield man has been jailed for six weeks after a litany of driving offences, criminal damage and missed court dates.

Luke Payne, 30, of Grange Road in Petersfield, was sentenced at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on January 31 after he was convicted of driving an uninsured car when disqualified for a third time in six months.

Payne was already serving a driving ban when he was fined £350 and handed six penalty points at Aldershot Magistrates' Court on August 8, 2022, for driving an uninsured car in Havant on June 6, 2021.

A warrant was then issued for the Petersfield man's arrest on November 8, 2022, after he failed to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court to answer charges of drink-driving, and again driving an uninsured car when disqualified in Bordon, as well as criminal damage to police property, all on October 10 last year.

His spree of lawlessness caught up with him on January 31, however, when he admitted to once again driving an uninsured car when disqualified in Petersfield on January 6.

Basingstoke Magistrates' Court handed Payne an immediate custodial sentence of six weeks, as well as a further 285 day driving ban after taking his guilty plea into account.