Driver Faces Charges After Car Recorded Doing 124mph In 60 Zone

30 October 2017, 12:31 | Updated: 30 October 2017, 12:32


A man has been charged after a car was seen to be travelling at 124mph in a 60mph zone.

Police stopped the Renault Megane Sport car on the A68 near the Cousland junction, by Dalkeith, Midlothian, at about 3.20pm on Saturday.

Officers have charged a 26-year-old man with a speeding offence and said he will be reported to the procurator fiscal.

Trunk roads policing inspector Roddy MacMillan said: "Excessive or inappropriate speed is one of the main contributors to serious injury and fatal road collisions, and such negligent driving behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We will be using marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles to engage, educate and enforce.

"Our aim is to encourage and promote safety on our roads in an effort to reduce collisions and resultant casualties."