A shake bar manager has been banned from driving after he was caught rushing ice cream deliveries to customers before they melted.
Israr Ulhaq, 29, was disqualified for a year after failing to persuade a court that a ban would cause him exceptional hardship.
The milkshake shop boss was banned under totting up rules after he nipped out to make emergency deliveries to customers.
Ulhaq said he acted out of desperation when a delivery driver’s car broke down and decided to head out in his own vehicle.
He told Perth’s Justice of the Peace Court he wanted to make sure the frozen desserts reached their destination without being spoiled.
But when he put his foot down he was spotted by police who checked and discovered that he wasn’t insured to carry out deliveries for Holy Shake in Main Street, Perth.
Fiscal depute Bill Kermode told the court: “He is the manager of Holy Shake and they provide a home delivery service.
“Police officers saw him driving at speed. In the passenger seat were a large number of ice cream products and there were receipts in the central console.
“He was asked what he was doing and he said he was delivering because the delivery driver’s vehicle had broken down.
“A check was carried out and the vehicle was insured for social and domestic purposes only. He was unhappy and became angry.
“He then said ‘I wasn’t doing any deliveries, so there’s no need doing me for it.’ He said a relative worked for the insurance company and he would get off with it.”
Ulhaq, representing himself, said: “I have two delivery drivers and one hit the arch on his car and that resulted in me only having one driver.
“It was just two deliveries that needed to be done. I tried to phone a friend who does deliveries as well but he wasn’t answering, so I had to take the deliveries. It was late in the evening.”
Justice of the Peace Christine Grant imposed six points, causing Ulhaq to be disqualified as he already had nine. He had already been banned previously under totting up rules.
She said: “You risked doing it, knowing you were only covered for domestic and social purposes.
“You will be disqualified under totting up.”
Ulhaq, Colin Gibson Drive, Monifieth, admitted driving without insurance in Perth on 19 May last year. He was banned for a year and fined £300.