A teenager who admitted driving while disqualified told judges he would not abide by a curfew handed to him.

Aaron James Chatters, 18, of Roper Terrace, Salterbeck, Workington, appeared at the magistrates court in Workington on Friday.

He was handed a community order with a requirement to be at his home address between 8pm and 6am for two months and he was disqualified for 24 months after he admitted driving while disqualified and driving without third party insurance.

But after the magistrates handed the sentence, Chatters told them: "I'm not doing it."

Initially magistrates tried to impose a curfew from 6pm, but Mike Woolaghan, for Chatters, said that would not be suitable due to the defendant's job as a roofer and the fact he had dogs which he needed to walk in the evening.

Magistrates agreed to change the start time of the of the electronically monitored curfew to 8pm, but Chatters said: "I still refuse to do the tag."

He was warned he would have to face the consequences of a breach.

The court heard the offences took place on October 15 at around 1.45pm. Police officers saw Chatters driving in Victoria Place, Workington. He had two passengers in the car with him.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, said: "Officers signalled him to stop using blue lights and sirens. He confirmed he had been disqualified in May for a period of two years and as a result he had no insurance. When he was interviewed he confirmed he was driving and took full responsibility for his actions."

Mr Woolaghan said: "The defendant, first and foremost apologises for his actions."

He added Chatters had foolishly decided to drive, however he had made a full admission and deserved credit for his guilty plea.

Mr Woolaghan pleaded with magistrates to take Chatters' age into account when deciding on the sentence.

In addition to the curfew and the ban, which adds six months to the one previously imposed, Chatters was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.