Published: 29/06/2018 12:09 - Updated: 29/06/2018 12:16

Driver stopped doing 116mph on A96

Ifyou have information phone the police on 101.A DRIVER clocked at 116mph has been charged in connection with alleged dangerous driving on the A96 on the evening of Thursday, June 28.

Officers from the road policing unit were carrying out speed checks on the A96 at Wedderburn near Huntly to address community concerns about speeding when the 20-yar-old man, who was driving a Skoda Fabia, was stopped.

He will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

PC Andy Cruickshank said: "It goes with saying that travelling at these speeds can have catastrophic consequences and is totally unacceptable.

"Driving at such speeds significantly reduces your ability to react to unexpected changes in road conditions and puts other innocent road users at serious risk.

"Speed limits are set to ensure the safety of all road users and are not a maximum limit, not a target."

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