Driver arrested for 'flying past police at 140mph'

The maximum speed limit on the motorway between Glasgow and Stirling is 70mph.

Driver arrested for ‘flying past police at 140mph’ on M80 outside Glasgow Police Scotland

A man has been arrested after police clocked a driver “flying past” them at more than 140mph.

Glasgow Road Police in an unmarked car spotted the vehicle speed by while on the M80 on Saturday night.

The black VW Golf GTi was observed by officers around 9.20pm on the motorway’s southbound carriageway.

The maximum speed limit on the M80 between Glasgow and Stirling is 70mph.

“Driving at double the maximum speed limit is completely unacceptable,” a Police Scotland statement said.

Officers stopped the car and a 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with several offences including drug driving.

Sergeant Adnan Alam, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Road Policing officers stopped a VW Golf GTi on the M80 southbound between Junction 4 and Junction 3 around 9.20pm on Saturday, May 28, 2022. A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with road traffic offences and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Driving at dangerously high speeds shows a complete disregard for the safety of both the occupants of their vehicle and that of other road users. Dangerous and careless driving are both key factors in fatal and serious injury collisions on the roads and our enforcement focuses on tackling dangerous driving and speeding.

“We all have a responsibility to drive safely every time we take to the roads and with consideration for all other road users. We urge motorists to drive to the conditions and comply with all road signage.”