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Driver caught by police in Black Isle village had worst driving while banned record ever to come before Inverness Sheriff

By Ali Morrison

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A driver arrested in a Black Isle village was jailed for eight months after a sheriff at Inverness told him he had the worst record for driving while banned ever to come before her.

Allan Scott (49) of St Fillans Place, Dundee, admitted 25 previous convictions for driving while banned and was also banned from driving for life at Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday.

The court was told Scott attracted police attention in Munlochy last October 5, but then engaged in a course of dangerous driving which he admitted.

This involved accelerating away at from the police at excessive speed in a 20mph residential area, passing close to an officer in the vicinity and failing to stop for police officers.

Solicitor Alexandra Short said Scott had mental health problems and this could cause him to get in his car and drive.

Sheriff Sara Matheson told Scott: "Despite all that was said on your behalf by Miss Short, it remains the case that you have the worst record for driving while disqualified I have ever seen."

Scott's jail sentence was back-dated to October 5 when he was remanded.

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