A DANGER driver who stole his mother's ex-lover's car and was snared by his DNA was jailed for 13 months.

Andrew Walker turned on Murdoch Clark after an argument at his home in Bishopbriggs in May this year.

The 43-year-old told Mr Clark "I'll be taking your car" before fleeing the scene in the Toyota Rav4.

Walker was caught after his DNA was found on the car's handbrake, steering wheel and gear stick.

He pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

He was also banned from driving for 18 months by Sheriff Ian Fleming.

The court heard that Walker, who had been drinking, turned up at Mr Clark's house wanting a cigarette.

Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court the pair got into an altercation where Walker made the comment about taking the car.

Mr Clark later realised the car was missing and dialled 999.

Mr Allan said: "The car was driven in an erratic and dangerous manner consistent with the accused being under the influence of alcohol.

"It continued driving south on Saracen Street. As it approaches the junction with Stoneyhurst Street the vehicle swings left then right as if to turn right onto Stoneyhurst, nearly driving into an oncoming vehicle.

"The car erratically stops before driving south again and turning left into Killearn Street."

The car was later seen near Walker's home and officers found cigarettes and gloves inside which didn't belong to the owner.

Mr Allan added: "The vehicle was uplifted for forensic examination which revealed the DNA of the accused on the handbrake, steering wheel and gearstick."

Walker was then arrested and held in custody.

Lawyer Linda Findlay, defending, told the court Walker has an alcohol problem and has been taking drugs since he was 12-years-old.

She also told the court Walker has a previous road traffic conviction.

Sheriff Fleming said: "You have to go to custody standing your record."