A motorist who was caught speeding at 108mph was racing home in time to see in the New Year with his family.
John Rowlands was banned from driving for five months after he admitted clocking the high speed on a dual carriageway.
Fiscal depute Robbie Brown said that police officers spotted Rowlands driving at high speed during the evening of December 31 last year and pulled him over.
Mr Brown told Perth Sheriff Court that, although there was not a large amount of traffic around, the offence was exacerbated by the road surface being wet at the time.
Solicitor Billy Somerville, defending, said: "On December 31 he had been in Glasgow visiting his sister, who has a number of children, and was returning to Dundee for the New Year celebrations.
"He had been trying to return home as quick as possible. His speed just got away from him due to a lack of concentration. Fortunately the traffic was fairly light on the day in question."
Rowlands, 24, of Callender Gardens, Dundee, admitted driving his Volkswagen Bora at 108.2 mph on the A90 between Perth and Dundee on December 31.
Sheriff Michael Fletcher said: "This was an excessive speed on a road which isn't even a motorway."
He also fined Rowlands £300.
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