A DRINK-DRIVER has landed a hefty fine after he collided with a parked vehicle in Townhill.

Greg Hatten was fined £2,600 and banned from driving for three years and eight months at Dunfermline Sheriff Court last Wednesday.

Hatten, 26, of Foulford Street, Cowdenbeath, previously admitted that on September 14, on Townhill Road, Dunfermline, he was driving while unfit through drink or drugs and having crashed into another car, did fail to stop and give his name and address.

Depute fiscal Carrie Stevens told the court that just after 2am, the owner of the damaged car was awoken by a noise coming from outside and saw Hatten sitting in a Range Rover.

"He turned off the engine and sat in the car for a few minutes before driving off again," she said.

"He stopped again a few houses up the same road and when the car owner's husband came outside to look, he could see the accused was staggering and couldn't walk in a straight line.

"The couple saw that their car was damaged so contacted the police.”

Officers could also see that the accused was under the influence of alcohol.

Defence solicitor Brian Tait explained that Hatten was a father to a young child with his partner.

Mr Tait said: "The couple had the opportunity to go out and his partner decided she would be the designated driver but then consumed alcohol.

"Their relationship has deteriorated, she went off and got a taxi home, but he made the foolish decision to drive as he knew that he needed the car for work the next day.

"There was far more damage to his vehicle than the other car. He has had to pay £6,000 in damages because he has a hire purchase deal.

"It was foolish of him and very much regrets it."