Thief ordered to appear personally

Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Jedburgh Sheriff Court

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A drunken van thief has had sentence deferred until May 16 to appear personally.

Martin Charlotte, 32, of Borthaugh Road, admitted stealing a van in Ruberslaw Road on April 5, and driving it without a licence and insurance on various roads in Hawick.

At Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Charlotte – who was on an ASBO at the time - also admitted driving the vehicle with a breath/alcohol reading of 41 mcgs – the legal limit being 35.