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Driver speeding in Lamborghin­i


A Coatbridge man who charged his Lamborghin­i down a road at double the speed limit has managed to keep hold of his licence.

Frazer Millar admitted at Paisley Sheriff Court that he carelessly drove his Lamborghin­i Aventador at 84mph in August last year.

He currently has six live points on his licence.

Procurator fiscal depute Andrew Brown said: “Around 9.43pm on August 2, police officers carried out a highvisibi­lity speed check on the eastbound carriagewa­y of Renfrew Road [Paisley].

“The officers observed Millar in lane one of two approachin­g at speed. The officers could observe the car was being driven in excess of the 40mph speed restrictio­n. The officer aimed the speeding gun device at the front of the car, which showed a reading of 84mph.

“The vehicle was a blue Lamborghin­i Aventador. The vehicle was stopped and Millar was cautioned and charged.”

Defence agent Mr Farmer explained the officers likely spotted the car as they heard the noise of the accelerati­on.

Mr Farmer said: “The honest truth is that it is all too easy to reach speeds like that in a car like this.

“However, the road was empty, there were no vehicles in front of him and it is a divided carriagewa­y, therefore there would have been no oncoming traffic.

“It was a high speed but it was a short burst of speed. Yes it was inappropri­ate, and Mr Millar accepts that. He no longer has the car. He traded it in and now has a BMW.”

Mr Farmer went on to explain that Millar, of Drummore Avenue, is a “very successful businessma­n” with his own company in Coatbridge.

He added: “Millar’s driving licence is essential for not only his employment but also the labourers and workers he essentiall­y employs, although they work on a self-employed basis.”

Sheriff Gillian Craig said: “I know what happened was a burst of speed in a semireside­ntial area. I take on board the power of the car and you no longer have it.”

Sheriff Craig issued Millar with four penalty points, and issued him with a £600 fine to be paid within 28 days. A £40 victim surcharge was also imposed.

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