A Labour councillor has been banned from working as a taxi driver - after he was caught behind the wheel wearing just his pants.
According to the Mirror, a court also heard Cllr Gurpal Atwal, 45, swore and made racist comments to a man as well as using unlicensed drivers to ferry children to school.
Atwal, councillor for Oadby and Wigston in Leicester, was denied a licence to run a taxi firm in Leicester after a court heard a string of allegations.
Loughborough Magistrates Court ruled the Leicester City Councillor was "not fit and proper" to hold a taxi licence.
Council legal representative Dave Gill told JPs: "In essence, there were a number of allegations.
"From 2015, there were a consistent number of complaints - no charges, but alleged offences and contact with police. The council's single sole duty is to protect the public."
Addressing Atwal's legal team, Borough licensing enforcement officer Tracey Aldwinckle, said: "I was told your client is using unlicensed drivers on school runs and then he sat in his pants outside a swimming pool because he believes that's acceptable."
Further alleged misdemeanours were outlined to the court last month including claims of racism and that Atwal swore at a man.
Antony Schiller, defending, said there was "no indication" from any member of the public of aggressive or racist behaviour.
He said his client has worked for over 20 years as a taxi driver in Leicester.
The court heard Atwal owned a 50 per cent stake in Handsome Cars, in Leicester, and is taking his former business partner to high court in regard to a sum of about £300,000.
Mr Schiller said: "It's often said a business dispute can be worse than a divorce. You have to use the mythical scales of justice to make the decision."
Atwal denied the accusations, claiming they were "all fabricated".
He said: "I am not a racist person. I treat everybody fairly. "They [the statements] were all fabricated to discredit my character."
Magistrates refused to renew Atwal's taxi licence which runs out next year and ordered him to pay £1,250 court costs.