Man charged after driving at 110mph on A90

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

A 48-year-old man has been charged in connection with alleged dangerous and drink driving after being detected driving at nearly twice the speed limit on the A90 near Balmedie last night.

The man was driving a Ford Transit van, which is restricted to 60mph on a dual carriageway, and was recorded driving at 110mph.

The man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in due course and will appear at court at a later date.

Sergeant Colin Matheson, from the Road Policing Unit at Elgin said: “We cannot stress enough the dangers of travelling at excessive speeds and under the influence of alcohol, which are key factors in serious or fatal collisions.

“Driving at high speeds significantly reduces the time you have to respond to unexpected changes or incidents on the road. No matter how good a driver you think you are, you cannot predict what will be happening on the road in front of you and you should not take unnecessary risks that put yourself or other road users in danger.”