Motorist gets ban

Selkirk Sheriff Court

Selkirk Sheriff Court

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A forester who admitted driving while more than double the legal alcohol limit has been fined £200 and banned from the road for 18 months.

Jamie Norman, 27, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened near his Burnfoot Road home on Saturday.

His breath/alcohol reading was 83 microgrammes – the legal limit being 35.

He was stopped after police saw him driving at 4am with no lights on.

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme told Selkirk Sherif Court: “He had been out with friends and then was invited to a party which was only 500 yards away but chose to drive.

“He is very remorseful and described this as utter stupidity.”

Norman was also fined £100 for having 9.3 grammes of cannabis in his car.

A banned driver who was spotted by police driving while disqualified in his home street has been given a four-year ban and fined a total of £900.

Wind farm worker Robert Walker, 24, appeared from custody and pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in McLagan Drive on Saturday.

He also admitted driving with no insurance.