‘Illegal worker’ banned for driving without a licence

A SUSPECTED illegal worker was condemned by a judge for driving despite never having held a licence.

Rustam Jurevicius, 29, of School Street, Ravensthorpe, was jailed for eight weeks.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard Jurevicius was caught by police driving on Huddersfield Road on April 17.

Just five days earlier he had been handed a three-month banning order for driving without a licence or insurance.

Jurevicius was previously disqualifed from driving in September 2015 for a similar offence. A probation report revealed Jurevicius’ claims to be an illegal worker at a bed firm.

A probation officer wrote: “He told me he has never had a driving licence and wasn’t able to have a discussion about UK driving laws.

“He also said that he works illegally as a mattress packer, where he gets paid £5 an hour for six hours, five days a week.”

Jurevicius has a wife and two children in Lithuania.

District judge Michael Fanning told him: “You were gambling with other road-users’ lives.”

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