Road rage motorist admits driving at 115mph

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An angry Carnoustie driver hit speeds of 115mph while being tailed by an unmarked police car - because he had “taken umbrage” at being cut up at a roundabout.

Marc Sivewright raced through 50, 60 and 70mph zones at an average speed of 115mph on the A92 on the outskirts of Dundee.

Sivewright was outraged after another motorist cut him up at a roundabout and reacted by chasing the car in his powerful BMW X6.

Fiscal depute Trina Sinclair told Dundee Sheriff Court the incident happened on March 19 at around 5.45pm.

She said: “Police officers were patrolling the Dundee to Arbroath road in an unmarked car.

“They saw the accused approach in his vehicle and did a speed check then followed him for a short distance.

“They followed him for 1.43 miles and over that distance he drove at an average of 115mph.”

Sivewright, 43, of The Walled Garden, Carlogie, Carnoustie, pleaded guilty on summary complaint to a charge of driving at 115mph on the A92 Dundee to Arbroath road between Ethiebeaton and Carlogie on March 19.

Defence solicitor Gary McIlravey said: “There is no excuse.

“His position is that this offence happened between two roundabouts.

“When he was coming up to the second roundabout he was cut off by another driver and took umbrage at this.

“He reacted by speeding off after the car which he knows he shouldn’t have done.

“By the time he was pulled over by police he was already down to the correct speed and explained what had happened to them.”

Sheriff Richard McFarlane deferred sentence until August 3.