An Aberdeen man claimed he got behind the wheel while disqualified because his gran wanted to be picked up from the bingo.
Ryan Grant, 28, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he admitted driving while disqualified on Hillylands Road, Aberdeen, on January 7.
He also admitted driving without insurance and providing a false name and details to police.
Fiscal depute Katy Begg said the offence happened around 8.45pm, when officers pulled him over due to the insurance issue.
He was initially allowed on his way until police realised the name he used was false and that he was disqualified.
Defence agent David Sutherland said it had been an act of “extreme folly” on his client’s part.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill said: “The report indicates you decided to drive because your grandmother called you from the bingo and told you to pick her up.
“I find that hard to believe.”
She disqualified Grant, of Hillylands Road, Aberdeen, for two years and ordered him to do 200 hours of unpaid work.