Dundee driver on 100mph speeding charge

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A Dundee man has been charged with driving at 100 miles an hour on a city centre road.

Jamie Ramsay allegedly drove 60mph above the 40mph speed limit along East Dock Street in a Subaru Impreza. The Whitfield man is also accused of driving a car without an MOT test certificate. The 32-year-old’s case was continued without plea at Dundee Sheriff Court on Friday. A further hearing on the three charges against him will be held on August 16. The third charge relates to alleged dangerous driving and overtaking of another vehicle. Police Scotland confirmed that a man was charged in connection with an alleged incident on East Dock Street approaching midnight on April 11. A spokesman added that a report had been submitted to the procurator fiscal. “A 32-year-old man was charged following an alleged incident in East Dock Street at about 11.45pm on Thursday, April 11, and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal,” the spokesman said. The first charge against Ramsay alleges that on April 11 this year at East Dock Street, he drove a car at a speed of 100mph in a 40mph zone. It is further alleged that on the same date at the same place, he used a car in respect of which no test certificate had been issued within the appropriate period before the date libelled.

Ramsay, of The Laurels, faces a third charge of driving a car dangerously, driving at excessive speed in a restricted limit and of overtaking another vehicle.

The final charge again relates to East Dock Street on April 11. The first charge relates to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, while charges two and three are in respect of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Tayside Safety Camera Partnership recently introduced a mobile speed camera on East Dock Street. The city-centre road runs alongside the railway line between the junction with Broughty Ferry Road in the east and the Tay Road Bridge in the west.