A dangerous Clydebank driver has been banned from the roads AGAIN for breaking his first disqualification.

Barry Aird, of Burnside Court, Dalmuir, was jailed for four months for breaking a previous attempt to keep him in the community.

The 41-year-old was originally disqualified from driving for 20 months on April 13, 2023. But less than a year later, he was caught behind the wheel again.

His original ban was for a high-speed police chase through Clydebank, Drumchapel and Knightswood.

On November 16, 2020, he drove dangerously and repeatedly at excessive speeds, undertaking other road users, repeatedly failing to comply with red lights and causing others to take evasive action, and entering a roundabout at high speed without keeping a proper lookout - all while being pursued by police.

The chase took him through Janetta Street, Windsor Crescent, West Thomson Street, Second Avenue, Singer Street, Crown Avenue, Duncan Street, Granville Street, Hawthorne Street, Great Western Road, Lincoln Avenue, Loanfoot Avenue, Riglaw Place, Commore Drive, Alderman Road, Yoker Mill Road, Kilbowie Roundabout and Duntocher Road.

Despite being banned for dangerous driving, police were travelling directly behind Aird on March 22, 2024, and did a check, swiftly discovering he had no insurance.

When he was pulled over, he immediately admitted he was disqualified and was going to pick up his partner from work.

He later pleaded guilty to driving on Dumbarton Road, Duntocher Road and Singer Road while disqualified and without insurance.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on May 21, defence solicitor Michael Sweeney said with a previous community payback order, his client "stuck his head in the sand" and didn't keep social workers updated.

Aird was on his way to pick up his partner as she was feeling unwell.

"He should not have forgotten he was banned [from driving]," said Mr Sweeney. "Certainly he was aware. He spent a weekend in custody.

"He is under no illusions that there is a distinct possibility he could lose his liberty today.

"I'm asking your lordship to step away from that."

Sheriff Simon Pender said he was concerned Aird chose to get behind the wheel when he knew he was disqualified.

Mr Sweeney said his client had never experienced a period of time in custody prior to this arrest.

"Prison sentences are not meant to be easy," replied the sheriff.

"He did drive when he should not have," said the solicitor. "But he did plead at the earliest opportunity."

Sheriff Pender said Aird had breached the CPO twice and noted that the social work report said he was "close to a high risk of re-offending" and there was a "willingness to engage in anti-social behaviour".

"You simply decided to ignore an order of the court," he added.

The sheriff jailed him for four months and disqualified him from driving for two years.