12-month ban for Commercial Road drink-driver

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A 20-YEAR-OLD first offender caught drink-driving described his offending as “stupid” and said it would never happen again.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard that Dean Marshall, of Powhillon Farm, Ruthwell, Dumfries, admitted driving a car in Commercial Road on September 1, with a breath/alcohol reading of 52mcgs – the legal limit being 35.

“Police were monitoring people coming out of local pubs and clubs and noted the accused driving along North Bridge Street,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser.

“The way the car was being driven concerned them, and he was pulled over,” he added.

Marshall, who works as a chef, told Sheriff Derrick McIntyre: “It was a stupid.

“It’s never happened before and will never happen again,” he added.

Marshall was fined £400 and banned from driving for 12 months.