Man caught driving at 120mph near Stonehaven

A man has been charged by police in Aberdeenshire after he was caught driving at 120mph on the A90 near Stonehaven last week.

As part of ongoing speed checks under Operation Cedar - which was launched to encourage drivers to take more responsibility on the region’s roads - the 27-year-old was caught on Tuesday, June 30.

He has since been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the incident.

In a separate incident, a 35-year-old man has also been reported to the Procurator Fiscal after he was caught driving on the A90, near Stonehaven, at 111mph.

The incident occurred at around 2.50pm last Thursday, July 3.

Road Policing Sergeant Neil Morrison said: “This is a significant result for Operation Cedar, which was specifically launched to educate drivers and detect incidents such as these which can put other people’s lives at serious risk.

“We are determined to do everything we can to make our roads safer and we would encourage all motorists to think about their actions while on the road and drive in a responsible manner, as speeding can have devastating consequences.

“The safety of motorists and working to reduce the number of casualties on our roads is our number one priority and this is reflected in the ongoing work under the Operation Cedar initiative to clamp-down on such behaviour, and we will continue to do so over the coming weeks and months.”