A man has been sentenced to two months in jail after he was caught driving under the influence just hours after his licence was disqualified for a previous drink-driving offence. 

Baljinder Singh, 46, of Telford Lodge, Southall, was stopped by the Marlow neighbourhood policing team at 1:10pm on Tuesday, February 6, while driving a white van on the slip road of the M40, just off the Handy Cross roundabout.

Officers smelled alcohol and administered a roadside breath test, which showed Singh to be more than twice the legal limit.

They then discovered that he had been travelling from High Wycombe Magistrates' Court after having his licence suspended for a previous drink-driving offence.

The 46-year-old was arrested and charged on the same day, and he returned to the High Wycombe court on Wednesday, February 7, where he received an eight-week prison sentence and a 37-month disqualification from driving, up from 12 months the day before.

Investigating officer PC Jed Russell of the High Wycombe rural neighbourhood team, said: “It beggars belief that Singh chose to drive his vehicle again just hours after leaving court with a driving disqualification from an earlier offence.

“He has chosen a flagrant disregard to the courts and the justice system by taking to the roads again while over the alcohol limit.

“This type of behaviour will never be tolerated, and I am pleased that the court has seen fit to sentence Singh to a custodial sentence and a further extended driving disqualification.

“Drink driving is one of the Fatal Four, and we will pursue those who get behind the wheel while over the limit and put them before the courts.”