A man has been jailed for driving in Sussex, minutes after being banned.

Jordache Williamson was convicted at Hastings Magistrates’ Court in Sussex on 26 April.

He was convicted of failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis when suspected of driving his Mercedes C200 under the influence of alcohol in Eastbourne on 5 February.

He was given a 16-month ban and sentenced to a 12-month community order.

The hearing was held in his absence, but he attended court to collect the relevant paperwork.

This stated he was prohibited from driving.Drink-driver jailed just minutes after walking out of court

Williamson left court building and was seen by a Roads Policing Unit officer to get into the same car and drive off.

He was stopped in nearby Sedlescombe Road North in St Leonards.

The documents were discovered on the front seat.

The 27-year-old, of Lodge Lane in Romford in London, was arrested and charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and committing an offence while subject to a community order.

Williamson was remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court the following day (27 April).

He was jailed for eight weeks, given an 18-month driving ban and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

The court also ordered to forfeit his Mercedes C200, which will be destroyed.