A LOCHGELLY man unfit to drive because of drugs he had taken was found with his head slumped on the steering wheel.

James McKenna had earlier been seen falling about and talking to himself before getting behind the wheel.

McKenna, 33, of Lumphinnans Road, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 29, in Valleyfield Place and Perth Road, Cowdenbeath, he drove a car while unfit through drink or drugs.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said: “At 3.45pm, a witness driving in her street saw a red Seat Ibiza parked there. The accused was next to the car, falling about and staggering. He was also speaking to himself.

“He was rubbing on the rear window then got into the car and drove off. The woman contacted the police.

“At 4.10pm, a different witness also became aware of the accused, who had parked his car on the wrong side of the road in the face of oncoming traffic.

“He was rocking back and forward in the driver’s seat and then his head was resting on the steering wheel. This witness took the car keys.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had taken too much of his anti-psychotic medication on the day of the offence.

Sheriff Keith O’Mahony banned McKenna from driving for 18 months and fined him £600.