Argument leads to ban for motorist

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

After falling out with her brother, Lesley Lowe got into a car and drove off.

The 36-year-old, who had been drinking earlier, was almost twice the alcohol limit when stopped by police in the early hours of the morning.

Lowe, of McLagan Drive, admitted driving a car without a full licence and insurance, and with a breath/alcohol reading of 66mcgs – the legal limit being 35 – at McLagan Drive on September 1.

“She had taken some drink with her brother but fell out with him and got into the vehicle and drove off,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser.

“Police saw her driving at about 4.30am and she was stopped just outside her home address,” he added.

Solicitor Ed Hulme, defending, told Jedburgh Sheriff Court his client had been under “a lot of stress” at the time of the offence, which she deeply regretted.

“She knows that it was very stupid,” he added.

Lowe was admonished on the licence and insurance charges, but fined £333.33 for the drink-driving offence.

She was also banned from driving for 16 months.