A serial disqualified driver has been jailed for almost two years after he was caught flouting a road ban for the 23rd time.
John Dunnigan’s own lawyer said she had “never seen” someone with such a bad record for flouting driving bans.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard police spotted him at the wheel “acting suspiciously” and eventually pulled him over. Dunnigan ran off but police caught up with him shortly after.
As well as finding he was driving while banned and without insurance, the 34-year-old was found with £680 worth of heroin on him and a lock knife.
Dunnigan was branded a “serial offender” by Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC, who banned him from the road for 12 years and jailed him for 23 months.
Dunnigan, 34, an inmate at HMP Perth, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges of driving while disqualified and without insurance.He also admitted being in possession of a knife and heroin on the same date, May 23.
Defence solicitor Anika Jethwa said: “He has an absolutely dreadful record.”