A DAD-OF-ONE caught driving while disqualified for a second time has avoided jail once again. 

Liam Coulthard, of Liverpool Road, Worcester, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court exactly a month after his last appearance in the court. 

Owen Beale, prosecuting, said Coulthard's BMW came to the attention of police on June 2 this year due to an issue with the registration plates. 

After checks it was revealed Coulthard was disqualified from driving and had no insurance, the court heard. 

Mr Beale said the offence would be aggravated by Coulthard's previous convictions, having been in court in August for driving whilst disqualified in July. 

And prior to that the defendant had a record of four previous convictions for 11 offences, which included crimes of drug driving and driving whilst disqualified.

Worcester News:  COURT: Liam Coulthard leaving Worcester Magistrates Court COURT: Liam Coulthard leaving Worcester Magistrates Court (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)During his appearance at the court on Thursday, (September 21), Coulthard admitted driving while disqualified, having no insurance and fraudulently using a registration mark/registration document. 

Elle-May Macey, defending, said in August Coulhard had been given a suspended jail sentence but pointed out the offence he was now in court for pre-dated that offence. 

She said Coulthard was the sole carer to his daughter for most of the week balancing that with working at the Muller factory. 

Worcester News: COURT: Liam Coulthard leaving Worcester Magistrates CourtCOURT: Liam Coulthard leaving Worcester Magistrates Court Miss Macey said: "It was a short distance driven [as Coulthard was caught in Liverpool Road near his home]. 

"There is no evidence of bad driving."

She explained Coulthard was selling the car so was testing it when police saw him, but accepted he was behind the wheel at the time.

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Magistrates told Coulthard they should be sending him to jail and had come close to it, but had heard he was working with the probation service so had decided against it. 

Coulthard was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for a year - the magistrates stressing it would run concurrently with his other suspended sentence order which includes 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 100 hours of unpaid work. 

Coulthard was also banned from driving for 30 months and ordered to pay £135 costs and £154 victim surcharge.