A driver who was jailed for nine months after leading police on a 156mph chase in his £50,000 BMW has had his sentence reduced by three months.
Paul Robertson was also banned from the roads and had his high-powered vehicle forfeited for his dangerous driving on December 4 last year.
He was imprisoned in July, but after a successful Sheriff Court appeal, his nine-month sentence was quashed and replaced with a six-month jail term. His 18-month driving ban stands, as does the fortfeiture order for his 338bhp BMW.
The 28-year-old of Donmouth Court, Bridge of Don, tried and failed to escape from officers after driving the wrong way along a motorway slip road in the dead of night.
The chase started when he left Gretna services against the flow of traffic in the area. Officers subsequently tailed him during a 30-mile pursuit where he hit speeds of 156mph before they lost sight of him near Penrith, in the north of England.
He was later traced at his Aberdeen home and was arrested and charged.
His powerful BMW M3 was seized after the high-speed chase and was forfeited when he was sentenced for reaching one of the fastest speeds ever recorded by police in Scotland.
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.”
The charge he admitted stated that 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 drive at speeds in excess of 156 miles per hour, all during the hours of darkness.”