A HAWICK man has been jailed for 200 days for driving a car while disqualified and with no insurance.

David Wild pleaded guilty to the offence which happened as he went to his former partner's home in the town's Scott Crescent to pick up his belongings after they split up.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told the 50-year-old had previous convictions for driving while banned and that a custodial sentence was "inevitable".

Wild committed the offence on the afternoon of Monday, September 3, and had been remanded in custody since appearing in court the following day.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said Wild was recognised when he was driving in Scott Crescent by someone who knew he was a disqualified driver.

He added that Wild was previously jailed for driving while banned.

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said: "His former partner threatened to leave his belongings in the street if he did not come to collect them including the car which he had been working on.  

"He is realistic about this and realises he will receive a custodial sentence."

Sheriff Peter Paterson said it was a "flagrant breach"of the driving laws adding"Given your record a prison sentence is inevitable".

He back-dated the 200-day prison sentence to September 4 when Wild was first remanded in custody in connection with the matter and banned him for five years.