A Sauchie man who ignored a driving ban is in “the last chance saloon” over a lifetime disqualification.

Alexander Jackson, 32, of Branshill Park, was back in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 4 at King Street, Forth Crescent and Turret Court, Alloa, he drove a car while disqualified and without insurance.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said Jackson was stopped at 1.40am by police who recognised him as a disqualified driver. He told them when caught: “It’s stupidity.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland commented: “It certainly is, looking at his record.”

He added, “He seems to have committed every road traffic offence. He’s been disqualified as many times and doesn’t seem to care.”

Jackson’s most recent ban was for 64 months in 2020.

Defence solicitor Charlotte Watt conceded: “It’s an unenviable record.”

However, she said there was a “huge mental health background” with “auditory hallucinations almost compelling him to go and do this.”

Sheriff Sutherland pointed out that Jackson’s explanation in the social work report was simply “I jumped in the car to go and get some rolls”.

The sheriff wondered if he should impose a lifetime driving ban “to protect the public”.

However, he decided against this for the moment. On the insurance offence he imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.

He deferred sentencing on the driving when banned offence until February 15.

The Sheriff told Jackson: “I’m giving you a chance to avoid being banned for life. You’re in the last chance saloon.