Young driver admits leading police on 120mph car chase

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POLICE had to abandon a car chase because they couldn’t keep up with a speeding driver, a court heard.

Traffic officers clocked 21-year-old Jamie Scott, of East Calder, doing 91mph through a built-up area with a 30mph speed limit.

And when the pursuit moved into a 50mph zone the astonished officers saw Scott put the foot down and travel at more than 120mph, Livingston Sheriff Court was told yesterday.

Eventually they lost sight of him as his speeding vehicle rounded a bend, and decided to give up the chase on safety grounds. Paul Beaton, prosecuting said traffic officers had decided to pull over Scott’s car for speeding in the early hours of the morning.

But when they put on their blue lights and flashed him to stop, he accelerated away from them. Scott pleaded guilty to driving dangerously and at grossly excessive speeds on various roads in West Lothian on November 26.

Sentence was deferred until January 19.