A ROSYTH man who has ignored a driving ban repeatedly has been given further time behind bars.

Serial offender Joe Arnott is already serving a prison term and has now been given a new sentence.

Arnott, 30, of Peasehill Gait, appeared again at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 19, in Queensferry Road, Dunfermline, and the A823, he drove a car while disqualified and without insurance.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said speed checks were being carried out by police at 11.40am. One of the officers spotted Arnott and knew he was banned.

“They jumped into their vehicle and attempted to make up ground. They were aware he lived nearby,” added the depute.

The officers went to his home where his partner identified him as the driver of the vehicle. She said he had run out of the back door after returning with her car.

Sheriff Alastair Brown said: “He’s a recidivist. He doesn’t seem to be getting the message. Why was he driving?”

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison replied: “He doesn’t quite remember but thinks he was coming back from a hospital appointment.”

Arnott was appearing from custody having been jailed for a year in December for other driving while disqualified offences. He was due to be released early on May 22.

However, Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Arnott for 10 months and banned him from driving for 10 years.