The nurse was caught driving without a license, car insurance, and misleading the police.
A nurse has been spared serving jail time after admitting to driving without a license, valid car insurance, and misleading the police over her identity.
Oncology nurse Sukhjit Dhanoa was pulled over during a routine traffic stop in Derby earlier this year, during which she mislead police by providing the name of her sister.
According to DerbyshireLive, Ms. Dhanoa was previously convicted in 2019 of drink-driving after blowing nearly three times the legal limit.
Ms. Dhanoa pleaded guilty to all three charges but her defense asked for her history of mental health problems and caring responsibilities for her unwell father to be taken into account.
Her defense also added that Ms. Dhanoa “has taken a specialist chemotherapy course and she is very skilled and very valued in her team which is already short-staffed.”
It is reported that during sentencing, Judge Nirmal Shant QC said: “What you did strikes at the very heart of the criminal justice system.
“People who do what you did commit serious offenses and if you did not know that before you certainly know it now.
“You gave someone else’s name in relation to a driving matter and that resulted in a conviction for them.
“But I have to have regard for both aggravating and mitigating features and there is another side to you. You are in your 20s and you have a nursing career, one which you have applied yourself to.
“You care for your father and there is a clear prospect of rehabilitation for you.”
Six-month jail sentence.
Ms. Dhanoa was handed a six-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and was instructed to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work alongside 12 rehabilitation sessions with the probation service.
The judge explained that it was her commitment to the nursing profession that spared her being sent immediately to jail.
It is reported the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are aware of the case and are awaiting the findings of the judge.