A DRIVER left two young children in a car after crashing into the side of a Rosyth supermarket.

Alastair Lindsay was under the influence of prescription drugs when he drove dangerously and collided with a Tesco store.

He then failed to report the accident and left the scene with two youngsters still sitting in the vehicle, a court has heard.

Lindsay followed this up by assaulting his former partner by repeatedly punching her in a separate incident the same night.

Lindsay, 34, of Daniel Place, Rosyth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on August 11, in Queensferry Road, Rosyth, he drove a car dangerously whilst under the influence of prescription drugs, drove in excess of the speed limit, overtook a vehicle at excessive speed, lost control of the car, struck a verge, went onto the wrong side of the road into the path of oncoming traffic and collided with a building.

He also admitted failing to stop and provide his details following the incident.

He further admitted that on the same day at Findlay Crescent, Rosyth, he assaulted Fiona Lindsay by repeatedly punching her on the head, causing her to fall to the ground, all to her injury.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said at around 9.05pm, Lindsay was seen initially in Primrose Lane, driving at excess speed.

In Queensferry Road, he struck a grass verge, veered across the road and struck the Tesco building.

Ms Yousaf said after the collision, Lindsay left the car and went to a pub.

He later assaulted his ex-partner by repeatedly punching her.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said it was “quite simply an error of judgement” which led Lindsay to drive after taking his prescription medication.

“He has a very limited memory of what happened after that,” she added.

“He recognises he put himself, the children and everyone else in danger.”

Sheriff Derek Reekie called for reports and Lindsay will be sentenced on November 29. An interim driving ban was imposed until then.