A man already banned from the road was caught behind the wheel on his way to the airport.
Krystian Marek Lubiszewski (33) of Welford Close, Skegby, was caught by police on the M1 driving a VW Passat.
He had been heading to East Midlands Airport to pick someone up from an inbound flight.
But when the officer ran his name through the computer, it was found that Lubiszewski had been banned for two years in June last year for drink-driving and failing to stop.
He admitted at Mansfield Magistrates Court a charge of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Speaking through an interpreter, he apologised to the magistrates and said he took full responsibility.
His case was adjourned was probation to prepare reports.