A MOTORIST who was over the drug drive limit has been banned from the road for 12 months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Robert Searle, 29, from Galashiels, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on the A698 road in Hawick on August 25, 2020.

The court heard his vehicle was stopped in a routine check and on speaking to the accused they suspected he had consumed drugs.

Searle was also fined £200 with a £10 Victim Surcharge.