A LEARNER driver under the influence of alcohol took a car without permission and crashed into two houses and a police car, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Louise Boughen appeared from custody and pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving in Hawick's Teviot Court and Teviot Road on Tuesday night.

The 39-year-old admitted failing to stop when required to do so by police officers.

She also admitted colliding with two houses, a lamp post and a police car, as well as driving at excessive speed with no regard to the road layout conditions, loudly revving the engine and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Boughen also pleaded guilty to charges of driving away a car without the consent of the owner, not displaying L Plates while a provisional licence holder, having no insurance and failing to give two samples of breath at Hawick Police Station.

Sentence was deferred until October 21 for the production of background reports.

Boughen of Roxburghe Drive, Hawick, was released on bail but given an interim disqualification from driving.