A PEEBLES motorist has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court facing four counts of dangerous driving.

Thirty-five-year-old John Ferguson of George Terrace, is alleged to have committed the offences on four occasions during the course of Saturday between Peebles and Innerleithen.

He is also accused of possession of drugs, failure to give a sample of blood and not telling police who the driver of a vehicle was.

Ferguson made no plea and the case was continued for further examination and he was granted bail by Sheriff Murdo MacLeod.