A 27-year-old motorist was three times the legal alcohol limit when he was breathalysed six hours after being involved in an accident, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Craig Robertson of Provost Melrose Place, Peebles, was banned from driving for 19 months and fined £300 after pleading guilty to the drink driving offence.

He admitted driving in Currie Road and Glenfield Road East in Galashiels, with a breath/alcohol count of 66 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22 - on January 14.

The court was told he had been at a social gathering and had driven to a local supermarket when the vehicle left the road and ended up in a garden.

Robertson was also fined £200 for failing to report the accident to the police within 24 hours.

In a separate matter, he was fined £150 for assaulting his partner at a house in Forest View, Peebles, on June 12