Larbert cops clocked Audi driver doing 121mph

A motorist claimed he had a lot on his mind and was “oblivious” to the fact he was driving at 121mph on a road with a 70mph limit.

James Slaven (39) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, and admitted the speeding offence he committed on the M876 near junction two at Larbert on June 22.

Procurator fiscal depute Sean Maher said police officers detected Slaven’s Audi A4 travelling at 121mph at 6pm on Monday evening a motorway where the limit was 70mph.

Slaven, representing himself, said: “I had a lot on my mind with my wife leaving me and I was in debt by £20,000. My mind just wandered – it was a temporary lapse of concentration and I was oblivious to the speed I was doing. I’m sorry.”

Slaven was clocked doing 121mph on the M876 near Larbert

Sheriff Derek Hamilton noted Slaven, 3 McPherson Lane, Alexandria, had a clean licence at the time and banned him from driving for three months.

He also fined Slaven £400 to be paid within three months.