A shopkeeper has been banned from driving after he was clocked reaching speeds of up to 100mph on a Fife road.
Bashir Naeem admitted driving without due care on April 5 after an unmarked police car initially spotted him on the A92 near Glenrothes
The 20-year-old was seen weaving over lane markings as he maneuvered the Bankhead roundabout and failed to indicate as he drove off onto the B921 Kinglassie Road.
He then accelerated away at speed with officers noting he reached 100mph before they pulled him over.
Checks were carried out at the side of the roadway which revealed that Naeem did not have insurance in place on his silver Toyota.
He appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court yesterday and was handed a four and half month driving ban.
The businessman, who runs shops in Buckhaven and Perth, was also fined £750 for the two charges and six points were added onto his licence.
Depute fiscal Nicola Henderson told the court that despite the high speed involved, Naeem had not been convicted of dangerous driving as there were no other vehicles around.
Defence solicitor Steven Farmer said: “He also has to accept that his lane discipline at roundabouts and on the main roadway was not perfect.
“The locus is a dual carriageway so there are no junctions or laybys in the area but that doesn’t excuse the speed he was going but perhaps brings it down somewhat.
“The no insurance was a genuine mistake. He had missed a payment and did not realise.
“My client hopes the court will give him a chance to show that he can grow up in terms of his driving. He seems a mature young man in other matters apart from his driving.
“He is of a relatively young age and has only been driving for around three years. He has to accept that he has five points already.”
Naeem, of Donibristle Gardens in Dalgety Bay, admitted driving without due care or attention by failing to observe lane markings, not keeping proper control of his vehicle, failing to indicate, not negotiating roundabouts correctly and driving at speed.
Sheriff Christopher Shead said: “The court has concluded that it is in the public interest for you to be disqualified.”