A PROLIFIC offender has been sent to prison after he failed to act on court orders and continued to drive while disqualified.

Jordan Anthony Leslie Barnes, of no fixed abode, was stopped on Artists Way, Andover, on September 10 while driving a silver Vauxhall after he had been drinking.

A breath test revealed that the 24-year-old had 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35.

It was also found that Barnes was driving without insurance and without an MOT on his car.

Barnes appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on September 27 and admitted to drink driving, driving without insurance and MOT.

The court heard that Barnes had also been disqualified from driving on an earlier occasion.

In sentencing, magistrates jailed Barnes for 14 weeks because of his persistent offending of a similar nature and his failure to respond to court orders.

He was also banned from driving for three years and must pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Barnes is also serving a 20-week sentence for assaulting a police officer and criminal damage imposed at an earlier hearing on September 11.