A MAN who has been described as “a danger to the public” by a sheriff has been jailed.

Christopher Walker, 39, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court to be sentenced after previously pleading guilty to driving whilst disqualified on the M74 on May 2 last year.

The court heard that Walker, from Clydebank, was also caught drink-driving around two weeks later and will appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court to be sentenced for that offence next week.

Procurator fiscal depute Victoria Keel said: “At 3.15pm the accused was stopped whilst driving by police for routine document checks.

“Checks showed that the accused was disqualified from driving until November 22, 2022. The accused was conveyed to Govan police office.”

Walker’s lawyer said: “His record starts in 2002 but has significant gaps.

“He accepts he has again made bad decisions to get behind the wheel. He accepts that he was wrong to do so.

“He is extremely anxious about receiving a custodial sentence. The financial pressures at the time were significant due to lockdown. He is a self-employed joiner by trade.

“He is dealing with his alcohol misuse by going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

"He has reflected on the offending and the serious implications. His father died as a result of a road incident when he was 10. He accepts he should not be making decisions of this nature.”

The defence solicitor explained that Walker was able to comply with unpaid work and pay a fine.

However, Sheriff Vincent Lunny sent Walker to prison.

He said: “I do think your record shows a complete disregard for driving regulations.

“You’re caught disqualified driving and two weeks later you’re caught drink-driving. You didn’t take your chance when you were arrested for this.

“I see custody as the only option. You are a danger to the public and you’ve had chance after chance.”

Walker was sentenced to 135 days in jail and disqualified from driving for three years.