A DUNFERMLINE man who could hardly stand up after taking drink and drugs tried to break into vehicles in a supermarket car park.

Christopher Davidson, 35, of Bute Crescent, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 16, at Tesco, Turnstone Road, he attempted repeatedly to enter motor vehicles parked there with intent to steal.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at around 7.30pm, a Tesco worker ending his shift saw Davidson at the store entrance.

“He was very drunk and appeared to be using a trolley to keep himself up,” added the depute.

The worker saw that Davidson had car keys in his hand.

Davidson was then seen walking to another store nearby where he was refused entry. After this, he walked back and tried to get into a truck.

He then began trying to get into cars parked outside Tesco using his keys.

Police were called and Davidson was taken to hospital initially because of his state of intoxication.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said: “He’s embarrassed to find himself back in court after 10 years. He’s been stable on methadone for a number of years but on this day, he had taken alcohol and also ‘street valium’.

“He has little memory of what happened and he apologises for what he says was a minor blip.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Davidson: “Street valium, especially mixed with alcohol, can make people act in this way and it can also kill people.”

He deferred sentence on Davidson until March 3 for him to be of good behaviour.