Driver detected at 116mph on A96 near Huntly

Published 29 June 2018

A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with alleged dangerous driving after being detected driving at 116mph on the A96 yesterday evening (Thursday 28 June, 2018).

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 man, who was driving a Skoda Fabia, was stopped.

The man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

PC Andy Cruickshank from the Road Policing Unit 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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