Over the limit charge

A MAN has been charged after police say they found him sitting at the wheel of a car drinking lager.

Officers had been alerted to the vehicle parked in Laurel Grove on the Langlee housing estate in Galashiels early on Saturday night.

Police say the 40-year-old local man failed a roadside breath test and later provided a breath sample which contained a proportion of alcohol in excess of the legal limit.

He has been charged with being drunk in charge and reported to the procurator fiscal.