Motorist admits drink-driving in Cockburnspath

A 54-year-old motorist has been banned from the road after admitting driving while three times the legal alcohol limit.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 8th February 2020, 9:00 am
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Stephen Armstrong pleaded guilty to committing that offence in Edinburgh Road in Cockburnspath on October 20.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told he had a breath-alcohol reading of 66 microgrammes, the legal limit being 22.

He also admitted assaulting a police officer by placing him in a headlock and seizing his hand before digging his nails into it to his injury at his former home in Coldingham.

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Armstrong, now living in Main Street, Tweedmouth, Northumberland, will be sentenced on March 2.

An interim driving ban was imposed.