£200 fine and 12-month ban for 48-year-old convicted of drink-driving on A7 between Hawick and Selkirk

Getting behind the wheel of his car after an argument with his partner has led to a one-year ban from the road for a motorist convicted of drinking and driving.

The A7 between Hawick and Selkirk.
The A7 between Hawick and Selkirk.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told that after the bust-up, the partner noticed the car had gone from outside her house in Galashiels on February 2 and phoned the police.

Lee Kenyon, 48, pleaded guilty to driving on the A7 between Selkirk and Hawick with a breath-alcohol count of 42 microgrammes, the legal limit being 22.

Depute fiscal Louise Alexander said Kenyon and his partner had been out in Galashiels and he had drunk four or five pints of lager.

After returning home, an argument broke out, and he then left the property and drove off.

Kenyon told the court it had been a “bad error of judgement” on his part as he needed his licence for his £31,000-a-year job travelling all over the country.

Kenyon, of Prestwich in Manchester, was also fined £200 and ordered to pay a £10 victim surcharge.