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Jedburgh motorist five times over the legal alcohol limit banned from driving

In addition to the 24 month ban, he was fined £200. Credit: PA

A motorist from Jedburgh, Scotland, who was found to be more than five times the legal alcohol limit after being involved in an accident, has been banned from the road for two years at the town's Sheriff Court.

Thirty two year old Alistair McBain of High Street, recorded a breath reading of 115 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22 microgrammes. The court heard McBain struck a car which had been slowing down on the A68 at Ancrum at lunchtime on Friday, June 2.

Ambulance staff at the scene called the police and McBain gave what was described as a "very high level of reading." In addition to the 24 month ban, he was fined £200.

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Jedburgh to host British Rally Championship opener

Credit: Border Counties Rally

It's been announced that the Border Counties Rally will host the first round of the British Rally Championship.

The Jedburgh-based event is already a firm favourite on the calendar of the Scottish Rally Championship, but after the cancellation of the Mid Wales Stages, organisers have decided to use the Borders event as the season opener for the elite British series.

It's expected that the event will bring a welcomed boost to the region's economy, with thousands of spectators expected over the weekend of 18th March.

A strong contingent of local rally drivers will be among the favourites to win the event. These include reigning Scottish Champion and Castle Douglas driver Jock Armstrong, Duns driver Garry Pearson and 2011 British Rally Champion David Bogie from Dumfries.

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