Fined and banned for speed­ing at 103mph

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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