Highlands & Islands

Ex-racing driver from Kent banned for speeding on A96

A former racing driver has been fined £2,000 and banned from driving for 15 months after admitting to speeding on the A96 in the Highlands.

Police clocked Owen Mildenhall, 41, of Edenbridge, Kent, travelling at 127mph in a Porsche Carrera 911 at Tornagrain near Inverness.

The incident happened at 00:45 on 10 July.

Mildenhall had since lost his job as a motoring journalist, Inverness Sheriff Court heard on Thursday.

He was in the Highlands to test drive a new BMW.

Mildenhall admitted driving dangerously on a single carriageway stretch of the A96 at more than twice the legal speed limit of 60mph.

Sheriff David Sutherland ordered him to pass an extended driving test on completion of the driving ban.