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Driver admits being six times over drink drive limit

Two people admitted drink driving. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/PA Images

A motorist has admitted driving while being more than six times the legal alcohol limit.

Paul Brockbank, 43 , of Albert Place in Kelso, appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving with a breath/alcohol count of 139 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22 - in Bowmont Street on Sunday 4 June.

Sheriff Janys Scott told him: "The level of alcohol on your breath was of sufficient magnitude to kill some people let alone be able to drive a vehicle."

In the very next case at Selkirk Sheriff Court, another motorist admitted driving while being more than five times the legal limit, at lunch time on Friday 2 June.

Alistair McBain, 32, of High Street in Jedburgh, pleaded guilty to driving with a breath/alcohol count of 115 microgrammes on the A68 between St Boswells and Ancrum.

Both motorists have been disqualified from driving, but sentencing has been deferred until 10 July for background reports to be compiled.