A TEENAGE motorist has admitted driving dangerously in the Borders on two occasions less than a year apart.

Keith Kitching, from Cardrona, drove at excessive speed and repeatedly overtook when it was unsafe to do so on the A703 road between Peebles and Leadburn on October 4, 2022.

The 19-year-old also carried out unsafe overtaking manoeuvres on the A72 between Galashiels and Innerleithen on July 18 last year – forcing other road users to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

However, a not guilty plea to a third charge of dangerous driving on the A72 between Galashiels and Walkerburn on January 27 was accepted by the Crown.

Sentence was deferred at Selkirk Sheriff Court for background reports until February 5 and an interim driving ban was imposed meantime.