A motorist who reached a speed of 93mph in a 60mph limit on the A99 was said to have put his livelihood as a lorry driver in jeopardy.
Robert Miller, 48, of Clashvalley, Dunbeath, was driving his wife’s car when he was clocked by police near Thrumster on May 30 last year.
He admitted a charge of careless driving at an excessive speed at Wick Sheriff Court yesterday.
Solicitor Pauline Chapman appealed to Sheriff Andrew Berry not to ban Miller, who already has six penalty points on his licence for previous similar offences.
She added: “The accused appreciates that life in the fast line can have consequences.”
Sheriff Andrew Berry said he was persuaded, only just, not to disqualify Miller and imposed five penalty points on his licence, warning him that it was imperative there was no further offending as it would mean automatic disqualification under the totting-up procedure.
Miller will also be required to carry out 75 hours of unpaid community work.