A 21-YEAR-OLD MAN, who had no drivers licence, stole fuel from a Cowdenbeath petrol station and was then caught drink-driving.

Kaine Baxter had borrowed a car to travel to a court appearance in Dunfermline and ended up in more trouble.

Baxter, of Springbank Road, Alyth appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on April 2 at Gleaner Gas Centre, Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, he stole a quantity of fuel.

He also admitted that in Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath, he drove without being the holder of a driving licence and without insurance.

Baxter further admitted that in Drylie Street, Cowdenbeath, he drove having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Baxter had filled up his car with over £37 worth of fuel before driving off without paying.

Police were contacted and stopped Baxter’s vehicle. He failed a breath test and it was then found he was not qualified to drive.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said his client had borrowed a car to travel to Dunfermline for a court appearance.

“After court he had consumed alcohol. When they went to the petrol station his friend said he would pay but then had no money. He then drove off,” added Mr Moncrieff.

Baxter was already on a community payback order which he breached. This was imposed for causing a disturbance at the James Bank Hostel in Dunfermline.

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a six-month restriction of liberty order for this breached order.

For Baxter’s latest offences he was placed on a structured deferred sentence and will return to court on August 21. His temporary driving ban will continue until sentencing.