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Fine and penalty points for driver clocked at over 100mph on rural Ross-shire route the A890 near Achnasheen

By Ali Morrison

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A man who drove at over 100mph on a 60mph straight stretch of rural Ross-shire road kept his driving licence.

Neil Mackenzie (38), formerly of Tomatin Road, Inverness and now living in Merkland Lane, Aberdeen, admitted careless driving.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told Mackenzie was a project manager for a firm installing fire alarms and CCTV.

The offence took place on the A890 near Achnasheen on July 19, 2020 when a police speed trap clocked him at 106mph.

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: "He covers an area stretching from Shetland to Manchester and his licence is essential.

"It is a long straight stretch of road, and weather conditions were good. He didn't realise he was travelling at that speed."

Mackenzie was fined £790 and had his licence endorsed with six penalty points.

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