Fife man who drove while disqualified is jailed and banned for life

A Fife man who admitted driving while banned has been jailed for 12 months and disqualified for life.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 2:33 pm

Joe Arnott, of Broomhead Drive, Dunfermline appeared from custody before Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Arnott (31) admitted on April 10, this year, on Woodhead Street and Pentland Terrace, both Dunfermline, that he drove a motor vehicle while disqualified contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988.

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Arnott was jailed for 12 months and disqualified from driving for life.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court: “On April 10 at 12.15pm police in a marked vehicle observed a white Volkswagon Golf being driven in front of them and it was slowing down and speeding up in an erratic manner.

"The vehicle was followed by officers. The accused exited the vehicle and was recognised by police as being a disqualified driver.”

Arnott’s defence lawyer said his client knew that a period of imprisonment was likely.

Sheriff Gilchrist jailed Arnott for a total of 12 months and disqualified him from driving for life.

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