Prison for banned driver who stole car

An opportunistic car theft led to a prison sentence for a motorist who has now been caught driving while disqualified 14 times.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 9th December 2016, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:08 pm

Ian Gallacher (28) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to stealing the car and driving while disqualified in Vicar Street, Falkirk, on November 7.

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Simon Hutchison, defence solicitor, said: “It was an opportunistic theft – the driver did leave the keys in the car when he popped into the bookies.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston called Gallacher, 12 Balquhatstone Crescent, Slamannan, a “menace” when he sentenced him to 11 months in prison back dated to November 9 and banned from driving for 10 years.