A MOTORIST who overtook five vehicles on the A703 in Peeblesshire causing one of them to swerve to avoid a collision has admitted a careless driving charge at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Civil engineer William Long, 46, who gave an address in Midlothian, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on the afternoon of May 8 last year.

He was fined £1,000 and eight penalty points were placed on his licence.

A £40 victim surcharge was also imposed.

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