A MAN has been jailed after breaching a community payback order (CPO) for driving offences dating back two years.

Kristopher Christie appeared via video-link at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, November 26, to be sentenced for two charges.

They include one of driving while disqualified and one of driving without insurance; both offences took place on September 26, 2018.

The 26-year-old had previously received a community-based disposal for the charges, but that was revoked after he breached the CPO.

Solicitor Kelly Howe outlined that her client - who was appearing from HMP Low Moss - had recently received a 20-month custodial sentence for a separate matter.

She added Christie’s earliest date of liberation was September 2021.

Ms Howe pointed out her client had been remanded for the CPO breach in the interim, and so had already served the equivalent of a four-month custodial sentence.

Sheriff Simon Collins QC noted Ms Howe’s point, but said a further period in custody was the only option.

He said: “The CPO having been revoked, driving while disqualified - against a background where he has analogous offending for which he has been imprisoned - the starting point has to be one of 12 months imprisonment.”

Factoring in deductions to take account of the time already served in custody and the stage a plea was submitted, the sheriff reduced the sentence to four months’ imprisonment.

However, Sheriff Collins QC ordered that be served consecutively to Christie’s 20-month custodial sentence.

This is not the first time Christie has been imprisoned for driving offences.

He was jailed for 10 months back in 2017 for dangerous driving, as well as driving while disqualified and without holding a license.