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Aberdeen man who led police on cross-border chase at 156mph jailed

Paul Robertson was jailed in July after speeding at 156mph away from police.
Paul Robertson was jailed in July after speeding at 156mph away from police.

A driver who led police on a cross-border chase at over 156-miles-an-hour in his £50,000 black sports car has been jailed.

Paul Robertson was also banned from the roads and had his expensive car forfeited for his dangerous driving on December 4 last year.

The 28-year-old of Donmouth Court, Bridge of Don, tried and failed to give officers the slip after driving the wrong way along a motorway slip road in the dead of night.

The chase began when he left Gretna Services, with officers racing after him in a bid to stop him.

But he led them on a 30-mile chase, where he hit speeds of 156-miles-per hour, before they lost sight of him near the English town of Penrith.

He was later traced at his Aberdeen home and was arrested and charged.

His powerful BMW M3 was seized after the high-speed chase, which saw officers tail him while he raced along at more than two times the UK’s 70-miles-per-hour speed limit.

And the vehicle was yesterday forfeited when he returned to the dock at Dumfries Sheriff Court to be sentenced for hitting one of the fastest speeds ever recorded by police in Scotland.

Last month he pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving, in breach of Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, “from the service road at Gretna Services, Gretna, on the A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle Road, southbound, Dumfries and Galloway, to the M6 southbound carriageway, Junction 41.”

Google Maps shows that Junction 41 on the M6 is just outside Penrith – 30 miles away from Gretna Services.

The charge he admitted stated he “did attempt to drive out of a petrol station against the flow of traffic, accelerate harshly away from a police vehicle, fail to stop when requested to do so by a pursuing police vehicle and and drive at speeds in excess of 156-miles-per-hour, all during the hours of darkness.”

Sentence was deferred for background reports and when Robertson returned to the dock he was jailed for nine months and banned from driving for 18 months for the offence.

Robertson’s car, which costs £50,000 new and has 338 brake horsepower, was also seized during the hearing.

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