A MOTORIST who left four people injured after colliding with two vehicles in the Borders has been handed a 12-month home curfew and disqualified from driving for three years.

It follows an incident on the A68 between Oxton and Earlston on February 2, 2021, during which he repeatedly swerved onto the opposite side of the road.

Paul McGinley, of Loanburn Avenue, Penicuik, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving shortly before his case was due to go to trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Four people suffered injuries due to his driving.

Fifty-one-year-old McGinley also suffered significant injuries and entered the dock with the aid of a stick.

He must remain at home between the hours of 7pm and 7am for the next year.

Sheriff Peter Paterson added McGinley should not drive again until he has been medically examined, to ensure he is fit to drive.