A driver who was BANNED from legally changing his name to The Joker has been jailed for nearly a year after he was found guilty of defrauding the DVLA.
On Wednesday, Lee Roberts was jailed for six months at Warrington Magistrates’ Court after admitting dangerous driving.
The 40-year-old caused a stir last year when he pretended to be his unwitting twin brother to avoid prosecution for getting behind the wheel.
He was initially jailed for 16 months when he was caught driving, despite not having a valid driver’s license since being banned in 2001.
Chester Crown Court heard that the police officer who intercepted him in November 2020 found that he had defrauded the DVLA to obtain a license in his brother’s name.
On the court list, Roberts appears under the alias of evil, who is best known as the comic DC arch-nemesis to Batman and Robin.
This week, Joker, of Runcorn, Cheshire, admitted to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
He was stopped in Crewe, Cheshire, on 8 February riding a Kawasaki ZX1100 motorcycle despite being banned for 20 months at trial in May 2021.
Officers tried to talk to him as he rode his bike but he kept going and was then forced off the road.
Cheshire Police said: “He continued driving towards Bradfield Road before climbing onto the sidewalk on Bradfield Road.
“Officers subsequently arrested and subsequently charged Roberts with disqualified driving, uninsured driving and dangerous driving.”
Court papers say guardianship is required because The Joker has “multiple previous convictions for similar crimes”.
Joker is again stripped of his driving license this time for another 33 months and will have to pass a lengthy re-test.
District Judge Nicholas Sanders ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £128 and £85 in court fees to the judges, who also seized the vehicle.
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