A man from Milton Keynes has been jailed for five months for driving offences and breaking the coronavirus travel regulations at the weekend.

Simba Munyoro, 44, of Murrey Close, Shenley Lodge, Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to five offences at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He was also found to have a child travelling in the footwell of his van.

The offences were drunk driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance, using a motor vehicle with a load/passenger likely to cause danger and contravening a movement restriction during an emergency period – coronavirus.

Munyoro was spotted by police officers driving into a petrol station in Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire with part of a bed on the roof of his van in the early hours of Saturday.

He claimed he was moving the bed for a key worker but when his gave a breath test was found to be over the limit.

Munyoro was also found to be disqualified from driving for an earlier drink driving offence.

“Not only was Munyoro driving a vehicle while disqualified from doing so, he was over the limit for alcohol, had no insurance and was causing danger to a child passenger by having the child unsecured in the vehicle.

Sgt Mark Scully, Thames Valley Police

Munyoro was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment and banned from driving for a further 15 months, bringing a total disqualification of five years.

Munyoro also had a previous suspended sentence of 12 weeks’ imprisonment activated, for an earlier drink driving offence in December 2019, meaning he must serve a total of 20 weeks in jail.

A man from Milton Keynes has been jailed for five months for driving offences and breaking the coronavirus travel regulations at the weekend. Credit: Tim Ockenden/PA Archive/PA Images

"Although Thames Valley Police will always look to engage and encourage members of the public in the first instance, acts of criminality like this will be dealt with robustly.

Sgt Mark Scully, Thames Valley Police