Rangers’ Lee Wallace gets penalty points for 100mph speeding on M9

Rangers footballer Lee Wallace. Picture: Michael Gillen
Rangers footballer Lee Wallace. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rangers captain Lee Wallace got four penalty points on his driving licence today after he admitted speeding at nearly 100mph.

Wallace, 28, was also fined £250 when he was sentenced at Livingston Justice of the Peace Court.

The footballer had earlier pled guilty by letter to driving his powerful Audi A5 at 96mph on the M9 Edinburgh to Stirling motorway on 16 March.

Wallace, who lives in Barnton, was caught in a police speed trap near Linlithgow, West Lothian.

After reading about the Rangers star’s previous convictions, Justice of the peace Neil Polwart ordered him to appear personally for sentence.

However, Wallace failed to turn up for the first scheduled hearing because he had jetted off to Florida for a holiday after his team’s cup final defeat by Hibs.

The Edinburgh-born defender started his football career with Hearts of Midlothian but has gone on to star in Scotland’s national team.

Wallace is no stranger to the courts. In 2009 was fined £1100 after he admitted a bust up outside a busy nightclub in Edinburgh city centre.

He admitted shouting at bouncers and threatening cops when he was refused entry at Lava and Ignite in the Tollcross area of the city.

But claims that he threatened to shoot door staff at Lava and Ignite were dropped by the Crown.

In 2006 Wallace was fined £1500 for possessing an airgun in a city housing scheme having initially been charged with being in possession of a loaded firearm at Sighthill Green.

He claimed he bought the weapon to shoot bottles and cans and was forced to write a letter of apology to the club as part of his punishment.

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