Scots star Kinghorn fined £400 for careless driving

A Scotland rugby star has admitted a careless driving offence on the A703 road near Peebles.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 4:17 pm
Blair Kinghorn makes a break for Scotland against France.
Blair Kinghorn makes a break for Scotland against France.

Blair Kinghorn, who is 24, was originally accused of dangerous driving on the A703 road to Eddleston on June 9 last year.

However, this week he pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the lesser charge of careless driving by overtaking when it was unsafe to do so and causing motorists coming in the opposite direction to take evasive action.

The full back has been capped 25 times for Scotland and plays for Edinburgh in the Guinness Pro 14 league.

Kinghorn, who gave an address in Edinburgh, was fined £400 and had his licence endorsed with four penalty points.