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Teenage driver banned after driving at 127mph on A90

A teenager has been banned from driving after speeding at 127mph on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road.

Matthew Jolly, of Dyce, claimed he "hadn't noticed" hitting such high speeds in his turbo-charged Renault Clio near Brechin on 27 June.

The 19-year-old was also handed a 120 hour community payback order after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

A sheriff said it would take "a determined effort to get a Renault Clio up to that speed".

Dundee Sheriff Court heard Jolly claim he had been talking with friends in the car at the time of the offence, at about 20:00, and hadn't noticed he had hit 127mph on the 70mph limit dual carriageway.

He had signed a five-year finance deal on the car weeks before the incident, but his defence counsel said he would now have to sell it.

Banning him from the road for 18 months, Sheriff Gregor Murray said Jolly had bought "one of the fastest hot hatches on the market" and "knew what he was doing".

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