A 28-YEAR-OLD man shouted racist abuse and smashed a car during a road rage incident.

As a result, William Stewart, of Greenacres, Blairadam, near Kelty, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 10, 2020, at Hill Road, Ballingry, he acted in an aggressive manner towards another driver, by shouting, swearing and making racially-abusive comments, spat at the vehicle, banged on the roof and windows repeatedly so that the rear windscreen was smashed and the bodywork damaged.

Depute fiscal Catherine Stevenson said that, at 4.10pm, there was an incident where a Transit van driven by Stewart and a car had stopped next to each other on a narrow road.

The vehicles were about six inches apart and both had the windows wound down as an argument started.

Stewart became aggressive and agitated, shouting: “Black b******” and “Paki b******”.

Stewart then tried to strike the other driver through the open window but the blow was blocked by the man’s forearm.

The violence continued with Stewart vandalising the man’s car and smashing the back window.

The court was told Stewart now felt “embarrassed and apologetic” for his actions.

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback with 90 hours of unpaid work.