Daniel Ruegg, 39, initially gave police his brother’s name before disclosing real identity

Daniel Ruegg

Daniel Ruegg

First published in News

A DAD of seven from Bournemouth drove while disqualified after rowing with the mother of his eldest children, a court heard.

Daniel Ruegg, of Kinson Road, was stopped by police in a black BMW as he drove along Turbary Park Avenue on June 19.

He initially gave officers his brother’s name, before confessing his identity and that he had been previously disqualified.

The 39-year-old admitted driving while disqualified and driving without insurance at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday last week.

Mark Proctor, mitigating, said: “In his words to police, he took a ‘stupid decision’ to drive.

“He has seven children of various ages. He is currently separated from his wife and is in a new relationship.

“His partner is expecting his eighth child. The relationship between him and his wife deteriorated after she learned that the new partner is pregnant.”

Mr Proctor added: “The background is that he ends up in an argument with his current partner and drives off.”

District Judge Stephen Nicholls fined mixed martial arts fighter Ruegg £600 for the two offences and extended his disqualification by a further six months.

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1:36pm Tue 8 Jul 14

bosco1 says...

Never learn do they!!
Never learn do they!! bosco1
  • Score: 16

1:44pm Tue 8 Jul 14

stopputting hyphonsintext says...

bosco1 wrote:
Never learn do they!!
More like the fact that they don't care!

The sentence for driving whilst disqualified should not be a further period of disqualification, as a lot of them offend again and again.

Take away their liberty and they would not be able to float the law again for a while.
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: Never learn do they!![/p][/quote]More like the fact that they don't care! The sentence for driving whilst disqualified should not be a further period of disqualification, as a lot of them offend again and again. Take away their liberty and they would not be able to float the law again for a while. stopputting hyphonsintext
  • Score: 18

2:08pm Tue 8 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Driving without insurance -: so why was the car not taken and crushed as well ?
Driving without insurance -: so why was the car not taken and crushed as well ? burgerboy
  • Score: 24

2:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

maru says...

yes
yes maru
  • Score: 15

3:18pm Tue 8 Jul 14

crazybird says...

It would have been a different story if god forbid someone had hit one his kids whilst driving on a ban! Totally irresponsible! But then I guess with the 8th child on the way being responsible isn't really top of his list!
It would have been a different story if god forbid someone had hit one his kids whilst driving on a ban! Totally irresponsible! But then I guess with the 8th child on the way being responsible isn't really top of his list! crazybird
  • Score: 15

3:30pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Jo__Go says...

Gawd, there's another eight like him on the way up! Heaven help us.
Gawd, there's another eight like him on the way up! Heaven help us. Jo__Go
  • Score: 14

4:04pm Tue 8 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

Daniel Ruegg, of Kinson Road, was stopped by police in a black BMW
I didn't realise that police drove black BMWs or was it one of their 'unmarked'?
Daniel Ruegg, of Kinson Road, was stopped by police in a black BMW I didn't realise that police drove black BMWs or was it one of their 'unmarked'? caapprentice
  • Score: -3

5:24pm Tue 8 Jul 14

SeafaringMan says...

'mixed martial arts fighter', now there's an occupation!
'mixed martial arts fighter', now there's an occupation! SeafaringMan
  • Score: 6

5:34pm Tue 8 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

SeafaringMan wrote:
'mixed martial arts fighter', now there's an occupation!
does that mean he's only any good at fighting woman.......
[quote][p][bold]SeafaringMan[/bold] wrote: 'mixed martial arts fighter', now there's an occupation![/p][/quote]does that mean he's only any good at fighting woman....... burgerboy
  • Score: 1

7:50am Wed 9 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

How does he get time to drive?
How does he get time to drive? BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

1:14pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stevobath says...

Well done ECHO.

This would've maybe made it's way into 'Court Round Up' section but for the fact he's got 8 kids.

Why does the headline need to mention his fathering 8 kids?

Blatantly just to get hits. Terrible, almost sleazy.
Well done ECHO. This would've maybe made it's way into 'Court Round Up' section but for the fact he's got 8 kids. Why does the headline need to mention his fathering 8 kids? Blatantly just to get hits. Terrible, almost sleazy. stevobath
  • Score: 0

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