Driver stopped doing 127mph on a road in Moray
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A MOTORIST have been charged with dangerous driving after being stopped at 127mph on a B road in Moray at the weekend.
Between Friday, April 16 and Sunday, April 18, police officers dealt with 55 motorists regarding speeding offences on roads throughout the North East.
While 15 are being reported to the Procurator Fiscal, the others were given a fixed penalty.
On Sunday evening, a 25-year-old man was stopped on the B9089 between Kinloss and Burghead after he was detected driving 127 mph
Other incidents over the weekend included:
- Friday: 57-year-old man detected driving 101 mph in a 60pmh limit on the A96 between Colpy and Huntly.
- Saturday: 61-year-old man doing 94 mph in a 60mph limit on the A920 between Colpy and Drum of Wartle.
- Saturday: 32-year-old man driving 107mph in a 70mph limit on the A96 between Blackburn and Inverurie.
- Saturday: 22-year-old man driving 91mph in a 60mph limit on the A952 between Toll O'Birness and Mintlaw.
- Sunday: 44-year-old man doing 93mph in a 60 mph limit on the A98 between Banff and Fraserburgh.
- Sunday: 58-year-old man detected driving 92mph in a 60 mph limit on the B9040 between Covesea and Lossiemouth.
Road policing Sergeant Pete Henderson said: "The dangers of speeding are well-known and is a major contributory factor to serious and fatal crashes.
" The speeds at which these motorists were detected shows a clear disregard for the possible consequences. Their actions jeopardise the safety of other road users as well as themselves and any passengers.
"Officers will continue to patrol the road network to deter and detect illegal driving behaviour to keep the public safe."