Mustang Owner Pays Ultimate Price For Speeding

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He promised the court he'll do one thing.

There are many reasons why the Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world. Yes, the world. Unlike its long-time rival, the Chevrolet Camaro, the Mustang is sold in many overseas markets, including the UK and Australia. The latest Mustang can be built in right-hand drive at the factory and buyers in those countries have responded in kind, including one fine gent from Musselburgh, Scotland. He apparently had too much fun behind the wheel and according to Ford Authority, via Scotsman, he's had one too many speeding tickets.

Fraser Johnstone, 39, has managed to avoid a driving ban after being clocked going 109 mph in his Mustang GT.

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He told the court it was just too tempting to put the pedal to the metal (again). You see, back in 2017, Johnstone was issued a driving ban for a series of offenses, including illegally parking. Two offenses even occurred on the same day.

His license was reissued after 56 days and, quite clearly, he didn't fully learn his lesson. After getting pulled over for doing 109 mph he was forced back to court. There, he pled guilty to the speeding charge and the court, in turn, agreed to reduce the offense to 99 mph. Johnstone's lawyer claimed his client was familiar with the road and speed limit but quickly lost track of his speed. He even slowed down once he realized his mistake but the police had already spotted him.

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To avoid another driving ban, Johnstone agreed to sell the Mustang GT and buy a Peugeot Partner van instead. The van's top speed: 88 mph. The Mustang, to further compare, can go from 0-60 mph in only 4 seconds. The Peugeot requires 16 seconds. Even though he promised to sell the Mustang, the court still imposed six points on his license and fined him 420 pounds.

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