Warning after 140mph A92 driver caught

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Police Scotland have today (Monday) issued a reminder regarding the dangers of speeding after a motorist was caught driving at an average speed of 139.8mph.

At around 8pm on Saturday, August 27, road policing officers stopped the driver on the A92 Dundee to Arbroath dual carriageway near Hatton.

A 23-year-old driver has been charged with dangerous driving and has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Road Policing Inspector Ray Cuthill said: “There is no excuse for travelling on our roads in such a reckless and irresponsible manner. I am relieved that this incident did not result in a collision where the risk of death or serious injury to an innocent member of the public or to the driver themselves would have been significant.

“Despite our repeated message, driving in this way is not a minor offence but serious and dangerous. It is disappointing that someone placed themselves and others in danger by travelling at a completely inappropriate speed.

“Road Policing officers will continue to patrol priority routes across Tayside.”