A DUNFERMLINE woman who ignored a driving ban was caught behind the wheel by police.

Sharlene Vincent had been disqualified for drink-driving in January.

Vincent, 38, of Dee Place, was back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on May 13, in Allan Crescent, Dunfermline, she drove while disqualified and without insurance.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said officers on routine patrol carried out a Police National Computer check on Vincent’s car and discovered it was not insured.

“They then stopped her and she freely admitted that the car was not insured and she was disqualified,” added the depute.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said: “She had bought the car for £500 for her son’s 17th birthday as he was going to learn to drive.

“On this day, her children were unwell and she decided to drive to the shops to buy items for them. She has admitted to me it was an extremely stupid decision to make.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown warned Vincent if she drove again when banned he would be considering imposing a jail sentence on her.

He was also unimpressed that she had spent £500 buying a car instead of using the money to pay off her drink-driving fine.

Sheriff Brown banned her for driving for two years and fined her £500.