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Bo'ness man caught at 112mph blames concentration loss

Image caption Graham Rodgers was caught driving at 112.6mph on the M90 between Perth and Edinburgh

A driver caught speeding at more than 112mph on the M90 has claimed it was down to "a momentary lapse in concentration".

Graham Rodgers was banned from driving for four months after Sheriff Lindsay Foulis told him that the high speed meant disqualification was inevitable.

At Perth Sheriff Court, the 29-year-old admitted driving on the M90 between Perth and Edinburgh at 112.6mph on 10 August this year.

He was also fined £600.

Solicitor Pauline Cullerton, defending, told Perth Sheriff Court that Rodgers, from Bo'ness, worked for Larbert-based Swiss engineering firm Sulzer, Dowding and Mills and could lose his job if he picked up a lengthy ban.

Regrets speeding

She said: "Any significant period of disqualification will lead to difficulty for him and his employer.

"He fully accepts responsibility for the speed he was travelling at and deeply regrets his actions.

"He was driving back from Aberdeen to Bo'ness and this was a momentary lapse in concentration."

Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: "You were travelling at a speed in excess of 40mph above the limit at the time of this offence and in my view disqualification is inevitable."

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