AN aid worker has been banned from driving after speeding and driving dangerously on the Kinross to Cowdenbeath road.

Damian White, who volunteers for the Plymouth Brethren’s Rapid Relief team, was clocked driving at more than double the speed limit racing to get to church.

White, 19, admitted driving dangerously when he appeared at Perth Sheriff Court and was banned for a year and fined £1,000. He was also ordered to resit the driving test.

Perth Sheriff Court heard that White was heavily involved in the religious community as a member of the Plymouth Brethren and attends church on a daily basis.

At the time of the offence he was heading to church and running late. He was at the church based in Kirkcaldy and members of that team are from different areas.

A defence agent told the Court: “It was a moment of uncharacteristic folly from a young man who otherwise lives life in a responsible fashion.”

The Court was also told that White, of Abbots Walk, Kirkcaldy, was driving a company car owned by his employer, The ArcherPoint Group, at the time but was allowed to keep his £27,000 per year job.

White admitted driving dangerously and at grossly excessive speed on the B996 Kinross to Cowdenbeath road on January 7 last year.

The depute fiscal said: “This was a straight stretch of single carriageway and the accused overtook a police vehicle.

“It was an unmarked vehicle. At that point he was travelling at around 70mph. It is then signposted as 40mph and he goes through that at 81mph.”