Published: 19/04/2017 16:23 - Updated: 19/04/2017 16:27

Ton-up biker clocked on Ullapool road

Thomson escaped a ban at Inverness Sheriff Court.
Thomson escaped a ban at Inverness Sheriff Court.

A BIKER who was clocked doing 107mph on a Wester Ross road has escaped a driving ban.

Gavin Thomson was on a motorcyling holiday with three pals when his speed was recorded by police in an unmarked car on the A835.

At Inverness Sheriff Court today, Thomson admitted the speeding offence of July 29 last year.

Depute fiscal Anna Robertson said the incident occurred on a straight on the Tore-Ullapool road, at Achnaclerach by Garve.

The road was dry and clear when 34-year-old Thomson was caught on his BMW 1000cc motor bike.

Solicitor Martin Black said Thomson, of Beechwood Avenue in Stranraer, had been on holiday with friends.

Two were ahead of him and he had waited for one who had fuelled up near Garve.

He said the incident involved a "short burst of speed" as he tried to catch up with his pals.

Mr Black said Thomson, an HGV driver, held a clean driving licence.

Sheriff Eric Brown endorsed his licence with seven points and fined Thomson £600.

He said he took into account his clean licence, guilty plea and the impact the loss of his licence would have on his family.

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