A DUNFERMLINE man has been sentenced for a series of offences committed when “his life was all over the place”.

Darren Reynolds, 40, of Tweed Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on August 17, 2020, in Primrose Avenue, Rosyth, he drove at excessive speed and caused a collision with car exiting a junction and then he failed to stop. He also drove without insurance.

Then, on October 10, 2020, at Pittsburgh Road, Halbeath, he failed to stop when required to do so by police officers.

He was also found to be in possession of amphetamine and etizolam, controlled drugs, at Pittsburgh Road.

He further admitted that at Dunfermline police station, he failed to identify who was driving his car in connection to inquiries into an alleged motoring offence.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “His life was all over the place and he was all over the place in 2020. He was struggling to cope and turned to ‘street valium’, then developed an addiction.”

Sheriff Andrew Berry imposed a community payback order with 90 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision. He also imposed a three-month driving ban.