Edinburgh research doctor banned after drink driving

A RESEARCH doctor from the capital has appeared from custody and admitted failing to give two samples of breath after being suspected of drinking and driving.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 2:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:36 pm
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Claire Leiper, who is 38, of Woodville Terrace, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened at Kelso Police Station in the Borders on Saturday.

A not guilty plea to failing to give a sample of breath when requested to do by the police on an unclassified road south of the village of Heiton near Kelso on Saturday was accepted by the Crown.

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The court was told she had a drink driving conviction in 2012.

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence until; September 20 for the production of background reports and imposed an interim driving ban for the time being.