A DRINK-DRIVER demolished a set of traffic lights in Dunfermline when he was six times over the limit.

Imran Safi left the crash scene with the road blocked by debris and went home, where police tracked him down shortly afterwards.

Then when the 31-year-old, formerly of Aberdour Road, Dunfermline and now of Ferry Road, Edinburgh, was taken to hospital for a check-up he started shouting, swearing and challenging police to fight.

Safi appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He previously admitted that on May 3 in Aberdour Road and Queensferry Road, Dunfermline, he drove a car dangerously, drove over a pedestrian island, crashed into a road sign, traffic lights and the fence of a residential property, causing debris to be strewn on the road and causing an obstruction to other road users.

He also drove with excess alcohol. His reading was 132 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

He further admitted that at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, he shouted, swore and challenged police officers to fight.

Depute fiscal Mat Piskorz said that at 7.55pm a witness saw Safi’s car drive over a pedestrian island and hit a ‘keep left’ road sign.

This witness contacted the police and another call was received by a member of the public saying a car had crashed into a fence and traffic lights.

There were another two calls from concerned witnesses to the incident and when officers arrived they found a set of traffic lights had been knocked down with the road blocked by debris.

Safi’s vehicle was found parked nearby at Pitbauchlie Bank but he had disappeared.

When police went to his house, they could see he was clearly intoxicated and was struggling to open the door to them.

The court was told Safi’s car was written-off as a result of the crash.

He was taken to hospital for a check-up because of the collision and started acting aggressively in the presence of patients and staff.

Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said: “He has a patchy recollection of the event.”

She said her client works with a security firm in Edinburgh as a doorman and manager.

Sheriff Charles Macnair imposed a community payback order with 300 hours of unpaid work. Safi was also banned from driving for 27 months and until he passes the extended test