A care inspector based in Dundee has been given a six-month warning on her official registration after being caught speeding on four occasions in the space of one year.
Winifred Burke, a strategic inspector with the Care Inspectorate, was given fixed penalty notices twice in March 2016 and again in July 2016.
She was then disqualified after she was clocked at 80mph on the A90 between Dundee and Aberdeen – a road which has a 70mph speed limit – in January last year.
The offences all occurred outside of work, but bosses at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) took a dim view of Ms Burke’s misconduct.
An independent hearing told Ms Burke her behaviour demonstrated a “blatant disregard” for traffic laws.
In a report published following a hearing held last week, the panel wrote: “You have failed to reflect upon the potential impact to the wider public of your actions, and failed to reflect upon how social service users, their carers and the wider public might be concerned by the repetitive nature of your actions.”
However, it recognised Ms Burke had co-operated with the investigation and acknowledged the issue.
A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “We expect the highest standards of all Care Inspectorate employees.
“We have measures in place to support our staff to meet these standards and we are working to ensure the appropriate learning is taken from this matter.”