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Man fined over £2000 for dangerous driving

police-carA man who drove at speeds up to 120mph on the M9 has been convicted of dangerous driving.

Wajhaht Akhtar was sentenced to 21 months disqualification from driving and ordered to pay a fine of £2700 after pleading guilty to dangerous driving at Stirling Sheriff Court.

Police spotted the 22-year-old on August the 27th last year driving at speeds up to 120mph whilst undertaking numerous cars on the M9 near Stirling.

Inspector Andrew Thomson of Forth Valley’s Road Policing unit said:  “Akhtar demonstrated an utter disregard for his own safety and that of other road users.

“There is no doubt that inappropriate speed is one of the most serious road safety problems on Scotland’s roads, and causes death and injury to many people each year.

“Police Scotland continues to operate a robust policy in respect of drivers exceeding the speed limit or driving at an inappropriate speed.”

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