The offence took place on January 9 last year.
He was also found guilty of racially aggravated threatening behaviour on the same date.
Sentencing him on November 23, Hastings Magistrates Court made a community order and fined him £100 for the driving offence. He was banned from driving for a year and disqualified until an extended test of competence has been passed.
He was fined £150 and ordered to pay £350 compensation for the threatening behaviour offence.