Jailed: disqualified driver who pretended to be his brother twice gets eight month prison sentence

Bournemouth Echo: DISQUALIFIED: Ricky Buddle DISQUALIFIED: Ricky Buddle

A DISQUALIFIED driver who pretended to be his brother twice has been put behind bars.

A stunned Ricky Buddle, 31, of Nelson Road, Bournemouth, cried when Judge Samuel Wiggs sentenced him to eight months in prison.

It comes after the court heard how Buddle had been disqualified from driving in 2002 after being caught driving dangerously and under the influence of alcohol.

For those offences he served 10 months in prison. Upon release he did not take a retest.

On April 16 this year he was stopped whilst driving a black BMW 5 Series and gave the police false details claiming he was Stefan Buddle, who is his brother.

Following documents being sent to his brother, who knew nothing of his brother's actions, he contacted the police.

Buddle was arrested in October and made a full confession.

He pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, perverting the course of justice and driving without insurance.

It transpires that Buddle also used his brother's identity a previous time when he was caught driving whilst disqualified.

As a result of this, the court heard that Buddle is now estranged from both his brother and mother.

In defence his barrister Mr Smith said that on the day he was caught driving Buddle had concerns about his girlfriend Nadine and had collected her from hospital.

He said that Buddle had become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison and that he has since saved £1,000 to pay for his own drugs rehabilitation course.

He has been drug-free for 18 months but feared that being sentenced to prison could cause a relapse.

Judge Wiggs said: “I understand these were difficult circumstances but there are other ways to get there.

“You once again drove disqualified and once again gave your brother's details.”

He was sentenced to two months in prison for driving whilst disqualified and six months for perverting the course of justice, to run consecutively.

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6:45am Thu 5 Dec 13

Huey says...

Ah judge wiggs. Tough on driving offences, less so on senior council staff with kiddie pics on their computers. Great to see he is still in touch and has everything in perspective.
Ah judge wiggs. Tough on driving offences, less so on senior council staff with kiddie pics on their computers. Great to see he is still in touch and has everything in perspective. Huey

7:44am Thu 5 Dec 13

we-shall-see says...

What a little ****! Crying because he's going to jail! Perhaps he ought to be more sorry for blackening his own brother's name ……….
What a little ****! Crying because he's going to jail! Perhaps he ought to be more sorry for blackening his own brother's name ………. we-shall-see

7:56am Thu 5 Dec 13

Controversial But True says...

we-shall-see wrote:
What a little ****! Crying because he's going to jail! Perhaps he ought to be more sorry for blackening his own brother's name ……….
Probably crying because his bottom hasn't properly healed over the 'soap' incident in the shower block from last time!!
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: What a little ****! Crying because he's going to jail! Perhaps he ought to be more sorry for blackening his own brother's name ……….[/p][/quote]Probably crying because his bottom hasn't properly healed over the 'soap' incident in the shower block from last time!! Controversial But True

8:36am Thu 5 Dec 13

Bournemouth Ohec says...

One of the most damning comments in the article is about how he had become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison.

So much for the 'war on drugs'.
One of the most damning comments in the article is about how he had become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison. So much for the 'war on drugs'. Bournemouth Ohec

12:04pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Lucy Lastick says...

What a sad indictment of today's Britain if a man can become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison.
What a sad indictment of today's Britain if a man can become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison. Lucy Lastick

12:10pm Thu 5 Dec 13

retry69 says...

Huey wrote:
Ah judge wiggs. Tough on driving offences, less so on senior council staff with kiddie pics on their computers. Great to see he is still in touch and has everything in perspective.
Very interesting and popular comment and so it should be. Although its to be applauded that this scum is off the road we need to bear in mind that at least two people are walking the streets after being found guilty this year of possessing child images who appeared in front of Judge Samuel (its not in the publics interest to send you to prison) Wiggs the question is WHY ?
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Ah judge wiggs. Tough on driving offences, less so on senior council staff with kiddie pics on their computers. Great to see he is still in touch and has everything in perspective.[/p][/quote]Very interesting and popular comment and so it should be. Although its to be applauded that this scum is off the road we need to bear in mind that at least two people are walking the streets after being found guilty this year of possessing child images who appeared in front of Judge Samuel (its not in the publics interest to send you to prison) Wiggs the question is WHY ? retry69

12:55pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Bob49 says...

Lucy Lastick wrote:
What a sad indictment of today's Britain if a man can become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison.
Or the gullibility of some folk. You imagine that this person has never been in contact with cocaine UNTIL he went to jail .................. or more likely it was a desperate attempt to get sympathy and put the blame on something else rather than accepting responsibility for his actions. I hope he enjoys his Xmas. Not so much Saint Nick, but in the nick, and deservedly so.
[quote][p][bold]Lucy Lastick[/bold] wrote: What a sad indictment of today's Britain if a man can become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison.[/p][/quote]Or the gullibility of some folk. You imagine that this person has never been in contact with cocaine UNTIL he went to jail .................. or more likely it was a desperate attempt to get sympathy and put the blame on something else rather than accepting responsibility for his actions. I hope he enjoys his Xmas. Not so much Saint Nick, but in the nick, and deservedly so. Bob49

5:24pm Thu 5 Dec 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

Bournemouth Ohec wrote:
One of the most damning comments in the article is about how he had become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison.

So much for the 'war on drugs'.
Lol that sob story was just to try and avoid jail this time.
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Thank God the judge wasn't as gullible as you.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth Ohec[/bold] wrote: One of the most damning comments in the article is about how he had become addicted to cocaine whilst in prison. So much for the 'war on drugs'.[/p][/quote]Lol that sob story was just to try and avoid jail this time. . Thank God the judge wasn't as gullible as you. HRH of Boscombe

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