A KELTY man who would not tell police who had been driving his car then started being abusive towards officers.

As a result, Aaron Kyle, 36, of Croall Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on December 5 last year, at Hall Street, Cowdenbeath, he failed to identify the driver of his car following an alleged offence.

He also failed to co-operate with a preliminary breath test.

He then acted in a racially-aggravated manner, shouted, swore and made derogatory comments.

He admitted further that at Dunfermline police station, he shouted, swore and used abusive language.

Depute fiscal Zahra Bhatti said police were investigating an incident involving Kyle’s car but he would not tell them who had been driving the vehicle.

It was now accepted he was not the driver when the incident occurred.

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said her client had driven another person to the location and had been persuaded to stay and have a drink.

Later, he gave his car keys to a friend and asked them to go and get cigarettes for him.

She added: “When he went out of the house, there were people in his vehicle but his recollection is somewhat hazy.

“There was no excuse for his behaviour but he felt he was being targeted by the police because they knew him. He’s since apologised to the officers.”

The court was told that Kyle still had 288 hours of unpaid work to do following a previous conviction.

As 300 hours is the maximum number of hours that can be imposed on an offender at the same time, the sheriff said he would defer sentence.

This would allow the current unpaid work order to be done and another might then be imposed.

Kyle will return to court for sentencing on December 7.