Crash driver took car without owner’s consent

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A DRIVER was traced through DNA found in the car.

Brian Aitken, 42, of Croft Road, admitted taking and driving away a car without the owner’s consent in Hassendean Court on July 1, 2012.

“The vehicle was left in Hassendean Court and subsequently driven away,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser, “and was involved in a crash.

“The accused made no comment in the course of a police interview,” he added.

“DNA was taken from the car interior, which confirmed he was the driver.”

Sentence was deferred until March 7 for Aitken, who pled guilty by letter, to appear personally.