A MAN who drove his car at speeds well over 100mph on the A92 between Cowdenbeath and Crossgates had nine penalty points put on his licence when he appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Darren Christie, 38, of Smeaton Gardens, Kirkcaldy, admitted driving carelessly on the A92 on July 28 last year.

The Court heard, on Wednesday, that police officers saw Christie's Ford Focus join the dual carriageway in front of a car that had to brake at around 4.30pm that day as a number of cars were joining the A92 from the Cowdenbeath slip road.

Police were travelling at 70mph but Christie was going away from them and even when they reached 105 he was still going away from them.

The police car activated their siren and blue lights and Christie sharply pulled over sharply causing another driver to brake to avoid an accident.

Christie, the Court heard, was a lorry driver and that a ban would cost him his job.

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Christie £600 and endorsed his licence with nine penalty points.