A DISQUALIFIED driver caught behind the wheel three times in four months told police he was addicted to driving and wouldn't stop.

Blackburn magistrates heard Christopher Paul Higham claimed the comments had been taken out of context.

But district judge Helen Chapman said whether or not that was the case she was still going to remand him in custody because there was clearly a risk of further offending.

Higham 32, of Alma Street, Bacup, pleaded guilty to disqualified driving and driving without insurance on February 24, in a BMW Series 3, on March 16 in a BMW Series 1 and on June 11 in a Ford Focus.

He was remanded in custody until July 2 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Peter Bardsley, prosecuting, said the same officer arrested Higham on the first two occasions after recognising him as a disqualified driver.