Carronshore man caught for ninth time driving while banned

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A motorist has been jailed after being caught driving while disqualified for a ninth time.

Shamed Mark Baird was stopped in Roughlands Crescent in Carronshore on December 30.

Checks by police revealed he was behind the wheel with no licence and no insurance for the vehicle.

The 35-year-old, from 76 Roughlands Drive, Carronshore, appeared for sentence at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday after having the case continued for background reports.

Sheriff Craig Caldwell noted Baird was already on a community payback order, but said there was “no point” in considering a community-based disposal this time.

Jailing him for ten months and imposing the ten-year ban, he told him: “You have history for this. The safety of the public had to be taken into account.”