A 21-YEAR-OLD man travelled to Fife for a court appearance and ended up in more trouble.

Kaine Baxter borrowed a car to travel to a court hearing in Dunfermline but had no driving licence.

He also had no money and stole fuel from a Cowdenbeath petrol station before being caught drink-driving.

Baxter, of Springbank Road, Alyth, appeared back at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, having had his sentence deferred earlier this year because he was on other court orders.

Baxter had 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.

The court heard Baxter had filled up his car with fuel costing more than £40 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.

Sheriff Charles MacNair pointed out it was Baxter’s third conviction for driving without a licence.

He warned Baxter: “You’re coming close to a custodial sentence.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 60 hours of unpaid work. He was fined £405 and ordered to pay £41 compensation. Baxter was also banned from driving for 16 months.