A BRADFORD woman has been jailed for driving while banned, obstructing a police officer and refusing a breath test.

Paula Paskey, 43, of Priestley Hill, Halifax Road, Queensbury, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified on Paley Road in Bradford.

The incident happened on June 21, 2021, when she was caught driving a Nissan Juke while disqualified from holding a licence.

She was also charged with wilfully obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis.

Paskey also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to court bail, after not turning up to court for a hearing the day before. A warrant was issued for her arrest, resulting in a court appearance the next day.

At a hearing at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on June 14, Paskey was jailed for 14 weeks in total.

She was disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for three years.

Court documents show that she had a “terrible record for driving while disqualified” and that no other sentence was justified.

She must also pay a surcharge of £128 to fund victim services and £200 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

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