A car valet boss who was banned from the road was picked up driving to a social work appointment, a court has heard.
Jed Lundie from Letham was caught by police after an “ironic” drive to comply with requirements for a previous offence.
The 27-year-old appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court and admitted driving a van without a licence or insurance in Old Brechin Road and Station Road, both Forfar, on January 20.
Lundie was given a “last chance” from a sheriff along with 120 hours of unpaid work.
Solicitor Billy Rennie said: “Somewhat ironic is the reason for the driving, which was a community payback order appointment.
“Since he lost his licence he has employed someone to do all the driving around.
“But he was anxious about missing his appointment and jumped in the car.
“He deserves what would be a last chance.”
Sheriff Gregor Murray described Lundie, of Bractullo Gardens, as a “hard working, professional employer” with an “increasing” record.
“This is your last chance,” he told Lundie. “Anything more, you’re going to jail.
“I’m prepared to place you on a CPO and under the supervision of the social work department.”