Worksop: Disqualified driver caught using McDonald’s drive through

In Court
In Court

A man was caught driving while disqualified after he fell asleep at a McDonald’s drive through.

Worksop Magistrates’ Court heard David Potts’ girlfriend was driving the car when she took ‘a funny turn’ while at Sainsbury’s petrol station on Highgrounds Road, Worksop.

Defence solicitor Andrew Osbourne said Potts, 23, got behind the wheel and drove ‘a very short’ distance across to the McDonald’s drive through.

He added that they planned to sit in the car park while his girlfriend recovered.

Prosecutor Ruth Snowdin said staff at McDonald’s called police after Potts drove a white Vauxhall Astra through the drive through on 22nd May.

“He was swerving and falling asleep at the drive through.”

“The registered keepers was sat in the passenger seat,” she added.

Mrs Snowdin said that when police arrived Potts was still sat in the driver’s seat.

She added that there were no keys in the ignition but the engine was still warm and when police searched Potts they discovered a small amount of cannabis in his sock.

Potts, of Retford Road, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and possession a class B drug.

Mr Osbourne said Potts had never owned a full driving licence and was almost half way through his ban, which was imposed in August last year.

Magistrates adjourned for the preparation of a probation report. Potts, who appeared in court on Thursday last week, will be sentenced on 12th June.

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