With the judge’s six-month road ban still ringing in his ears, a man jumped into his car outside of court and — drove home.
Moments earlier, the Richmond resident, 25, who has not been named by police, pleaded guilty to nine traffic violations, stemming from an incident on April 11, 2013 when he was spotted by police speeding excessively through a residential neighbourhood, ignoring posted signs and not signaling.
As a result, he was charged with failing to stop for police, excessive speed, changing lanes without signaling, unsafe lane change, failing to obey a stop sign, failing to display his new driver sign, slow driving, failing to signal on turn and failing to wear his seatbelt.
After hearing the driver's plea, the judge, apparently appalled by the man’s behaviour, imposed a six-month driving prohibition, effective immediately.
However, police watched as the man left the courthouse holding a set of keys, leading them to suspect he may attempt to drive home.
Their suspicions were right, as the man was then spotted driving up to his residence shortly afterwards.
He was then arrested by police for prohibited driving and the vehicle he was driving was impounded. He will be appearing in court on March 12, 2015.