A motorist has been banned from the road and hit with a £1,000 fine after driving “like a mad man” at more than 110mph.
Mehmet Eroglu was clocked by police officers travelling at 112mph on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road, near Laurencekirk, on November 27, 2016.
Fiscal depute Stuart Wright told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the offence happened at 12.37pm.
He said police constables had been carrying out speed checks at the scene when they saw Eroglu’s car approaching, overtaking two slower moving vehicles.
They clocked his speed as 112mph. The speed limit on the road was 70mph.
He was cautioned and charged at the roadside and told police: “I was in a hurry home to see my daughter.”
The 34-year-old, originally from Turkey, pleaded guilty to driving dangerously at speed and in a manner showing disregard for personal safety and the safety of other road users.
Liam McAllister, Eroglu’s solicitor, said his client, who works in a fast food establishment, accepted his driving was dangerous.
He added: “He allowed the speed to creep up to the astonishing level.
“The reason he was in such a hurry to return home was due to concern for his daughter and her wellbeing.”
He added his client was “very disappointed with himself”.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill said: “I think the phrase I would use here is you were driving like a mad man. It’s no laughing matter.”
She banned Eroglu, whose address was given in court papers as Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh, from driving for three years and fined him £1,000.
Earlier this week, police issued advice to drivers after another man was caught travelling at more than 100mph on the A98 near Fraserburgh.
A spokeswoman said: “We have issued numerous warnings to motorists regarding speeding and the impact this can have upon a driver’s ability to control a vehicle and stop should there be a requirement.
“While the majority of motorists abide by the speed limits, there continues to be a small number of individuals who make a conscious decision to break the law and put themselves and others at serious risk of harm.”