12-month ban for motorist over limit

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A driver was caught over the alcohol limit in a police road check.

Lukasz Mordasrki, 29, of Crumhaugh Road, admitted driving a car in Commerical Road on October 16 with a breath/alcohol reading of 34 mcgs – the legal limit being 22.

“Police were carrying out a road check at about 8.30pm,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser, “and he was pulled over and found to be smelling of alohol.”

Defence solicitor Ed Hulme said his client, a Polish national, had moved to the UK in 2011, and was in full-time employment in Duns.

“He had a glass-and-a-half of port with a meal several hours before he was stopped,” said Mr Hulme.

Mordarski was fined £200 and banned from driving for 12 months.