A 33-year-old Sauchie man, who ignored his driving ban to go to a shop for rolls, has avoided a life-time disqualification.

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

He previously 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 previously told the court that Jackson was stopped at 1.40am by police who recognised him as a disqualified driver.

He told them when caught: “It’s stupidity.”

At the original hearing in November, 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.

At that hearing, 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 had decided against that for the moment. On the insurance offence he imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.

He had deferred sentence on the driving while disqualified for good behaviour with the warning: “I’m giving you a chance to avoid being banned for life. You’re in the last chance saloon.”

When he returned to court for sentencing, the court was told Jackson had stayed out of further trouble.

Sheriff Sutherland imposed a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work and a five-year driving ban.