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Elgin man jailed after driving while disqualified 11 times


By Ali Morrison

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A ROTHES garage employee has been jailed and banned from driving for four years after getting behind the wheel while disqualified on 11 occasions.

Alan Moir, of Sheriffston Cottages, Elgin, appeared from custody at Inverness Sheriff Court and admitted his eleventh driving while disqualified offence. He was jailed for 120 days.

Mr Moir's most recent offence took place on May 18 near the B9013 between Roseisle and Coltfield, where he was caught by police. He also admitted having no insurance.

Jailing Moir, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said: "It must be clear to you now that you must not drive while disqualified."

Defence solicitor Stephen Carty asked Sheriff Cruickshank not to jail his client, who was imprisoned in 2018 for a similar offence.

He said: "He is in employment and his wife is heavily pregnant and due in the next four weeks.

"The vehicle was one he had purchased to renovate and sell on at a profit.

"He was asked to do a favour for a friend, he took a chance and was caught.

"It was a ridiculous thing for him to do."


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