A Glenrothes man has been jailed after being caught driving while disqualified for a third time in 13 months.
Kevin Grewar was already banned from the roads when he was found behind the wheel of a HGV on the A74 Glasgow to Carlisle road on November 5 last year.
The 31-year-old was then caught driving again on November 12 this year, near Loughborough Road in Kirkcaldy.
Grewar, of Skibo Avenue, was then caught behind the wheel for a third time on December 3 near Rimbleton Avenue. He admitted being uninsured during all the incidents.
Defence solicitor Martin McGuire said his client was struggling to deal with issues in his personal life which had resulted in his repeat offending.
He added, while Grewar had a record for road traffic matters, he had never spent time in custody before.
Urging the sheriff to spare his client jail, Mr McGuire said: “He has now experienced custody and is fully aware that if he drives during the course of disqualification, he can be returned to custody.”
The court was told Grewar was initially banned for a series of road traffic matters which saw him accumulate points on his licence.
Sheriff Grant McCulloch said: “I am going to deal with you in a variety of ways.
“I have to impose a custodial sentence for the driving whilst disqualified in December.
“That was blatant. You had already appeared for driving whilst disqualified and were on bail when you did it again.
“You should not have been on the roads at all. A custodial sentence for that is appropriate but it will be restricted to a period which will hopefully allow you to get back in the community, get a job and to get back on the right track.”
The sheriff jailed Grewar for 80 days, backdated to December 4 when he was remanded in custody.
He was also ordered to perform 200 hours of unpaid work within 10 months following his release from prison.
Grewar was also handed a four year driving ban and ordered to attend at the road traffic offenders group work programme.
He was also ordered to complete a further 30 hour of unpaid work for breaching a community payback order which was previously imposed by the court.
The repeat offender was also placed under supervision for 12 months.