Fined and banned for speeding at 103mph
A 28-YEAR- OLD man has been disqualified from driving for six months and fined £1,500 after being caught driving at 103mph.
Ivor Ian Finlayson, from Kyle of Lochalsh, was handed the penalty after being found guilty at Fort William Sheriff Court on Tuesday (January 31).
A static police camera van caught Finlayson speeding on a straight stretch of the A82 near Glencoe, going south, after he had overtaken a number of other vehicles.
The court heard Finlayson had accelerated to 103mph to overtake the vehicles. CCTV footage showed how he had tried to overtake the last car in the row of vehicles, but had to slow down and pull in behind it before a corner in the road.
Finlayson, who works as a marine engineer with CalMac, has to travel around 12,000 miles a year with his job. But the court heard how his employers had said he would not be fired because of a disqualification.
Sheriff William Taylor added the stretch of road was a well-known area for speeding and that it is very important people do not drive at the same speeds Finlayson did.