A LOCHGELLY man has been jailed for driving while disqualified, which resulted in him crashing into a parked car in Cardenden, causing substantial damage.

Christopher Baxter then ran from the scene as the owner of the damaged car looked on.

He had been banned for drink-driving and speeding in a bid to escape police just days earlier.

Baxter initially avoided a jail term for the offence, which was committed more than two years ago.

However, after breaching his community payback order three times, he’s finally been sent to prison.

Baxter, 25, of Stewart Crescent, previously admitted that on September 6, 2016, in Jamphlars Road, Cardenden, he drove while disqualified and without insurance.

He also failed to stop after he was involved in a collision with a parked vehicle, causing substantial damage.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said: “The matter came to light when the owner of a black Range Rover had parked her car on the roadway. She heard a loud bang as she was making her way into her mother’s home.

“She turned to see the accused in the driver’s seat of a Ford Focus which had struck her vehicle.

“The woman and a passer-by asked if he was okay but he said nothing. He then ran off towards Lochgelly and was seen jumping into another vehicle, which it is believed was travelling in convoy with him.”

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said: “He has little recollection of the incident.”

Sheriff James MacDonald jailed Baxter for five months.

In August 2016, Baxter had been banned from for drink-driving and speeding dangerously in an attempt to evade police.