A Jedburgh man has been disqualified from driving for 18 months at the town’s sheriff court after admitting a series of motoring offences.
Archibald Donaldson, 54, of Blair Avenue, admitted dangerous driving and losing concentration by falling asleep due to a medical condition and swerving into the opposite lane of the carriageway near the Borders General Hospital at Melrose on November 7.
Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said a lorry had to swerve out of the way to avoid a collision and that Donaldson should not have been driving.
Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said: “He won’t be driving again. He is a very ill man.”
Fines totalling £425 were also imposed.