A BANNED driver who took his mum's car without her permission and was then caught drink-driving for the fourth time has been jailed.

Callum Tyson, 29, of Gillespie Grove, Comrie, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He had previously admitted that on April 21, he took and drove away a car from the family home without the owner's consent.

On same date, he drove on Station Road, Oakley, while disqualified and after consuming alcohol. He was found to have 47 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 22.

Solicitor Russell McPhate said his client had lost his employment as a result of being remanded in custody following the offence.

"He did not consider when he set on the journey the consequences of what he was doing," he told the court. "As this is his fourth conviction in nine years, he should have been thinking. He fully accepts he was not. He seems to have come to his senses reasonably quickly and stopped his journey.

"When spoken to by police, he immediately told the police he was a disqualified driver and he had taken his mother's car without consent.

"He has had some mental health issues which he has self-medicated with alcohol."

Sheriff Craig McSherry jailed Tyson for eight months and banned him from driving for three years.