A MAN caught driving for the SIXTH time while banned will not be behind the wheel for another four years.

Peter MacClelland, of Balmore Road, Glasgow, had already had a previous suspension of his licence for more than four years but was caught again on July 14, 2019.

More than four years later, the case finally reached a conclusion at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on October 31.

The 52-year-old had previously admitted driving while disqualified at Glasgow Road, Milngavie Sentence had been deferred for good behaviour but when he returned to court, Sheriff Maxwell Hendry remarked that the man had driven six times while banned, with a previous disqualification of four and a half years.

He said: "He seems to believe he can continue to drive while disqualified.

"I'm not sure in 20 years I have had someone who has driving six times while disqualified. That's atrocious.

"I very carefully considered sending you to prison. Your driving record is simply atrocious."

He fined MacClelland £300 and ordered him to do 250 hours of unpaid work in the community within 12 months.

An electronic tag was put on him to keep him home from 7pm to 7am for the next four months. And he was banned, again, from driving for four years.

The sheriff added: "It will be jail the next time you drive while disqualified."

The defence solicitor then said his client couldn't do unpaid work because of a heart condition. But the sheriff said light duties were available and the sentence stood.