A drink driver got out of his car, punched a man, then grabbed and smashed a woman’s mobile phone as she reported the incident to police.
The “stupid” actions of Stephen Lynas proved costly for him when he was hit by fines totalling £2,195 and banned from driving for three years at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
Lynas, 26, of Glenavon Drive, Cairneyhill, admitted that on May 14 at High Street, Dunfermline, he assaulted Sean Masterton by punching him on the head.
He also admitted behaving in a threatening manner, damaging property belong to another, and driving having consumed excess alcohol.
Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said a group of friends were walking on Canmore Street before a female looked in the window of a parked BMW.
At that, Lynas came out of the driver’s seat and “began to act in a threatening manner”, turning his attention to the only male in the group, Mr Masterton.
The confrontation ended but a short time later as the group walked on High Street, Lynas stopped his car and started shouting at them, which was captured by CCTV cameras. As one of the females called the police, Lynas approached Mr Masterton and punched him on the head.
Lynas followed his victim and, just after the female told him she was talking to the police on her phone and that he was on CCTV, Lynas told her “You’re next” before grabbing the phone and smashing it on the ground.
Lynas, who represented himself in court, admitted it was “madness, stupid”, and was fined £1,395, ordered to pay £800 compensation, and banned from driving for three years by Sheriff Craig McSherry.