A Peebles teenager who admitted a drinking and driving offence has been banned from the road for 16 months at Selkirk Sheriff Court..

Nineteen year old Lambert Rattray, of Witchwood Crescent, pleaded guilty to driving with a breath/alcohol count of 41 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22 - in Dalatho Crescent, Peebles, on November 19, 2017.

He also admitted driving with no insurance and no licence.

Graham Fraser, prosecuting, said the vehicle in question belonged to the mother of a friend.

He explained: "He found himself behind the wheel of the vehicle and he had been drinking.

"The vehicle was eventually crashed near Eddleston."

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick described his client as been "immature" at the time of the offence.

He explained: "The idea came up to go for a drive and he took it upon himself to get behind the wheel of the car.

"He has made no attempt to minimise the seriousness of his actions.

"He has communicated to me about the stupidity of his actions and it appears to me it is genuine."

Rattray was fined a total of £620 and disqualified from driving for 16 months.

He was ordered to pay £360 for drink driving, £180 for no insurance and £80 for no licence and the fines are to be paid at £10 a week.