A BORDERS woman who failed to give two specimens of breath after being suspected of drink-driving has been banned from the road for 12 months at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Lee Loumeau, 31, who gave an address in Jedburgh, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened late at night on July 15 last year.

Procurator fiscal Fraser Matheson said police officers had cause to stop her vehicle and formed the impression there was a strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver.

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She was subsequently arrested and taken to Hawick Police Station where she only provided one breath sample.

Mr Matheson said: "She did not provide the second sample for analysis. Other than that, she was co-operative with police and said she had done her best to provide two perfect specimens.

"But with the guilty plea she now accepts that was not the case."

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Loumeau's lawyer said he could not explain why his client had committed the offence.

He said that she normally works in the service industry earning £150 a week.

In addition to the one-year disqualification, Loumeau was fined £240 and a victim surcharge of £20 was imposed.