A Cowdenbeath drug driver who crashed his dad’s car after taking cannabis has appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Lee Anderson, 34, of James Court, had admitted that on February 21 last year in Main Street, Lochgelly, he drove when unfit to do so through drink or drugs.

Depute fiscal Amy Robertson said at 11.55am police officers were instructed to attend an incident in Lochgelly after calls from members of the public.

The officers arrived to find a car had collided with bollards and the vehicle was empty having sustained severe damage to its front. Police contacted the registered owner who said it was his son who had been driving.

Anderson confirmed this and was given a drugs test which was positive, resulting in him being arrested.

Defence solicitor Shona Westwood said: “He’d had a couple of joints in the morning. His dad had said he wasn’t going to collect the car and he made the stupid decision to drive.

“He’s very relieved no one was hurt. He should have waited until the drugs were out of his system.”

Sheriff Francis Gill told Anderson: “It’s only a matter of good fortune that there were not more serious consequences.”

He imposed a 14-month driving ban and a fine of £385.