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Whitehaven danger driver told to prepare for prison sentence

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has been told he should prepare for a prison sentence after a bout of bad driving in Whitehaven.

Lee Anthony Blinco, 33, entered guilty pleas to a number of motoring offences when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.

Blinco admitted dangerous driving in a Peugeot 308 on New Street, Roper Street and Irish Street in Whitehaven, on May 7; and also aggravated taking of that vehicle; driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence; and no insurance.

The court heard Blinco had admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis during an earlier magistrates’ court hearing.

Judge Brian Cummings QC adjourned the case for the preparation of a pre-sentence report at the request of the defendant’s barrister, Kim Whittlestone.

Blinco, of Lakeland Avenue, Whitehaven, was granted bail and told he is due to be sentenced at the crown court on July 29. An interim driving ban was said to have been imposed.

He was told by Judge Cummings: “None of that should be taken as any indication of the eventual sentence.” The judge added: “You should prepare yourself for all possibilities, including the possibility of an immediate prison sentence.”

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