A reckless overtaking manoeuvre ended a motorist’s unblemished driving record stretching back 60 years.
Retired accountant Hugh Hickman pleaded guilty to careless driving at Woodend Corner on the A72 Peebles-to-Innerleithen road on October 21.
The court heard that the 79-year-old, while overtaking, was met by a van coming in the opposite direction, forcing the motorist he was trying to get past to brake sharply to avoid a collision.
That incident was witnessed by police officers, and they caught up with him at nearby Dirtpot Corner.
Hickman, of Leithen Road, Innerleithen, was fined £225 and had his driving licence endorsed with six penalty points.