Speeding driver banned

A young oil worker who drove through Angus at almost 130 miles an hour was banned from driving for one year and fined £700 at Forfar Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Gregor Murray told Calum Keith, 23, an electrical technician that the offence was ‘as bad as it gets’.

He added that he could have fined him £1,000 but had reduced the sum because of the early plea.

Keith, of Old Rayne in Aberdeenshire, admitted that on February 22 he drove his Audi A5 on the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen dual-carriageway in excess of the 70mph speed limit at 129mph.

The court heard from depute fiscal Hazel Anderson that the speed had been recorded by a speed camera at 5.19 a.m.

Agent for Keith, Brian Bell told the court that his client had dropped a friend off at Edinburgh Airport and was travelling home in the early hours and the road was empty.

“The reason for his actions can only be described as stupidity,” said Mr Bell.