AN EAST Lothian driver caught speeding at more than 100mph in the Borders has escaped a driving ban.

At Selkirk Justice of the Peace Court last Friday, Neil Cunningham, 35, of Musselburgh High Street, pleaded guilty to driving a Peugeot 208 at 103mph while overtaking a lorry on the A68 near Lauder on June 13.

He already has three penalty points on his licence but told the court he had a 120-mile round trip drive to work each day.

Dr John Burns, Justice of the Peace, told Cunningham that driving at 103mph in a 60mph limit was "grossly excessive".

He said he had considered a 12-month discretionary disqualification but reduced the sentence due to his guilty plea to six penalty points.

Cunningham was also fined £260 – reduced from £390 due to the guilty plea.

JP Burns said that, due to the number of points Cunningham had on his licence, he would be banned if he committed another offence and urged him to "slow down".