A Devon man has been banned from driving for the third time in two years despite never actually acquiring a driving licence in the first place.
Barnstaple resident Tyrone Barnsby was disqualified from driving by North Devon Magistrates' Court last Friday after admitting three separate motoring offences.
The 25-year-old was stopped by police after his erratic driving caught their attention.
He was arrested for drink-driving after being found to be nearly twice the legal drink-drive limit, as well as driving without a licence or insurance.
Barnsby, who is a prolific offender with 46 previous convictions to his name, had only been released from prison a few months before his court appearance.
Magistrates were told that Barnsby had gotten into his car after a disagreement with his girlfriend.
Laurence Overend, defending, said: "Mr Barnsby had purchased the vehicle he was driving for banger racing and he had been at the Venue nightclub when he had a disagreement with his girlfriend so he distanced himself. He then decided to drive home."
The Court also heard that Barnsby had only ever held a provisional driving licence but had already been disqualified for six months in 2011 and again last year after being caught driving while disqualified.