A landscape gardener has admitted driving his van to B&Q in Aberdeen while disqualified.
Scott Edwards, 30, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he admitted the offence and driving without insurance on Denmore Road, Bridge of Don, on May 8.
Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter said police stopped him at around 2.10pm because he was “suspected of being a disqualified driver”.
Defence agent Mike Monro said: “He works in landscaping, fencing and gardening and he has someone who works with him.
“On this occasion the person who works with him was not available.”
He said: “He, stupidly is an understatement, took his van and drove to B&Q in order to buy items to be used in the course of his employment.”
Mr Monro added his client had been “very anxious” about the case and had pled guilty at the earliest opportunity.
Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence on Edwards, of Dubford Crescent, Aberdeen, until next month.