A HORSE transporter driver went through a road closed sign in the Borders, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Thirty-one-year-old Samantha Murray pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on the A701 road at Lamancha on the afternoon of December 1, 2020.

The court heard how she drove through the road closed sign despite a maintenance vehicle worker saying she should not do it and travelled some distance before coming to a point where she could go no further and had to return.

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Her lawyer said she already had six points on her licence but needed her licence as she lived in the countryside and to carry out her job which involved transporting horses to events.

Murray, who lives near Newcastle, admitted careless driving and had five penalty points placed on her licence which meant she avoided automatic disqualification and was fined £250 with a £20 victim surcharge.