Peebles: The man claimed he had a gun in an attempt to overpower the officers

Jason Docherty pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and anxiety by shouting and swearing, fabricating offensive remarks and making the allegation at Glensax Road, Peebles, on 6 August last year.

The landscape gardener was at a party in Peebles and was sleeping in a car when officers arrived on the scene, the court heard.

Fiscal Fiona Hamilton said that Docherty swore at the officers and when asked if he had any items on him before the search, he replied that he had a gun.

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She added that the accused, fortunately, did not carry a gun.

Docherty’s attorney said his client got the wrong attitude with the officers after being woken up by them and was trying to outdo them “by coming out with the best of class”.

He explained that Docherty did in fact have a large tattoo of a gun on his chest but agreed it was inappropriate to make the comment.

Docherty, of Uddingston, Lanarkshire, was fined £200 and ordered to pay a £10 surcharge to the victims.

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