A SUSPECTED drink-driver has been ordered not to drink any alcohol until the outcome of his trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Thirty seven year old Scott Amos is accused of driving while more than four times the legal limit on the A6088 and A698 roads near Hawick on Thursday It is alleged he drove with a breath/alcohol count of 99 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22.

Amos of Ruberslaw Drive, Denholm, appeared from custody and also pleaded not guilty to failing to stop after an accident when a fence was damaged, and not reporting an accident to the police as well as refusing to co-operate with a preliminary breath test.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said Amos told police had consumed a full bottle of vodka and seven cans of lager within 35 minutes of being involved in an accident which he doubted would be physically possible.

Lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said there would be a defence of post-incident drinking.

A trial date was fixed for January 23 with an intermediate hearing on January 6.

Amos was released on bail with the special condition not to consume any alcohol until the trial.