Five people have been charged with drink-driving offences in the Scottish Borders over the weekend.
On Friday officers in Eyemouth responded to an address in Hurkur Crescent following a report of a breach of the peace. A man was detained in connection with the incident, at which point officers conducted a breath test after confirming he had driven to the area. The 45-year-old was arrested for drink driving and released pending the results of samples.
Road Policing Officers carrying out roadside checks on the A1 as part of the ongoing festive drink-driving campaign stopped a Ford Focus on Saturday, where the 35-year-old male driver was found to be two times over the limit.
A road collision was then reported within Stitchill at around 11.40pm on Saturday, after a Ford Focus struck a telegraph pole. The 26-year-old male driver was not injured, but failed a roadside breath test after blowing nearly four times more than the legal limit.
Another collision had also previously been reported on Saturday at 10.50pm within Earlston High Street. A Skodia Fabia struck a telegraph pole near to the church, resulting in a 40-year-old man being charged after police found that he was more than four times the limit behind the wheel.
At around 1am on Monday officers in Duns found a 35-year-old man sitting in the driver’s seat of a Skoda Octavia, which was parked within the car park of the old Berwickshire High School.
Police conducted a breathalyser test and found the male to be nearly four times over the limit. He was detained and subsequently charged.
All of those arrested will appear in court at a later date.