Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Celebrity speeder free to continue threatening other road users

The 45-year-old golfer, who lives in Dunning, Perthshire, admitted at Feltham Magistrates' Court, driving at 70mph in a 40mph zone. Colin Montgomerie was caught speeding in his silver Bentley along Kingston Road, the A3, in Kingston upon Thames, South west London, on March 30.

It is the third time the sportsman has been involved in court proceedings for allegedly driving too fast. Last year, he was accused of driving at 88mph on the M80 near Falkirk, but the case was dismissed when Montgomerie was not served with a summons. And in 2004 he was accused of travelling at 96mph, again on the A3, but the case collapsed when a policeman failed to attend court. The golfer was also given three points on his driving licence in 2006 for speeding.