A MAN who drove whilst disqualified in Winchester has been jailed for eight weeks.

Daniel McDowall Watson, 28, was in a hired Mercedes Benz C200 when stopped by police on Hyde Street, Hyde, on April 5 last year.

Watson, of Anns Hill Road, Gosport, admitted driving whilst banned. He appeared in court from prison via a live video link.

Magistrates in Basingstoke said the offence had a higher degree of culpability because the car was hired and the Mercedes was carrying a passenger.

They also imposed a £122 victim surcharge and a 32-month driving ban.