Rangers player fined for careless driving on motorway

Jordan Jones was stopped by police for undertaking other vehicles and tailgating.

Rangers player fined for careless driving on motorway SNS

A Rangers player has been fined £360 after he was stopped by police for undertaking cars and tailgating on the motorway.

Jordan Jones pleaded to careless driving earlier this month and was sentenced on Monday.

Jones, who was driving a Range Rover Sport, drifted over a chevron and white lines on Glasgow’s M8 and a junction on the M77 last July.

The 25-year-old winger also repeatedly carried out undertaking manoeuvres of various other vehicles. 

The Northern Ireland international then drove too close to cars, failing to leave a safe stopping distance.

His charge stated that Jones drove “without due care or attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or public place”.

Jones, from Redcar, North Yorkshire, previously pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court by letter.

He was in the dock on Monday to be fined and given five penalty points.

Jones’ lawyer, Michael Gallen, said: “In my discussions with him, he said his driving was unimpressive.

“It was accepted that his driving fell below the required standard but it was careless driving rather dangerous.

“The Crown was not able to accept that plea until more material became available.”

Sheriff Valerie Mays told Jones: “The tailgating was quite concerning.

“However, having regard to what’s been said and other information I’ve received, I feel I can avoid disqualifying you.”