ONE of Dorset's most prolific driving offenders who was once banned from the roads for a decade has been jailed after being caught behind the wheel of a car twice in just four days.

Lee Hogben, who has been issued with a string of driving bans, appeared before magistrates in Poole on Friday to admit a number of charges.

The 33-year-old, of Bournemouth Road in Poole, first admitted failing to comply with supervision requirements imposed after his release from prison.

He failed to report to his supervisor on February 7, and the probation officer was then unable to make contact with him.

The defendant then admitted a number of driving offences.

On February 10, he drove on the A31 in Bere Regis while disqualified.

He also failed to pay for fuel worth £329.42.

Days later, on February 14, Hogben was caught driving while disqualified in Gervis Road, Bournemouth.

He also admitted two counts of driving without insurance and two of driving a vehicle for which no test certificate had been issued in connection with the driving offences, as well as failing to surrender into the custody of a court.

Magistrates banned Hogben from driving for three years.

He was also sent to prison for 12 weeks and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

In March last year, Hogben admitted driving while disqualified, using a motor vehicle without insurance, damaging property and driving dangerously before a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court.

On this occasion, he was also handed a three-year driving ban, as well as a 12-month prison sentence.

In October 2014, he was sentenced for a series of similar offences, including dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

In February 2012, Hogben stole a refuse lorry and smashed into police vehicles on a 70-mile chase across Dorset. He was stripped of his licence that year, with a judge ordering him not to step behind the wheel of a car for a decade.