Stranraer Sheriff Court

TWO Machars men appeared from custody on Monday at Stranraer Sheriff Court charged with trying to pervert the course of justice.

Andrew Sproat, Baldoon Mains, Wigtown and William Maxwell, Drumrae Farm, Whithorn are both charged with pretending to police officers that Deborah Gunby had been the driver of a landrover travelling between the Bladnoch Inn and Baldoon Mains from 1.10am on June 12, to avoid the true identification of the driver who was being investigated in relation to driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Maxwell was also charged with failing to give officers the correct information about the identification of the driver of the landrover.

Both men denied all the charges and a trial date of October 5 was set.