A BANNED driver who was caught speeding at up to 90 miles an hour on the A82 through Dumbarton will be sentenced this week for four more motoring offences.

Fahim Rahman, 24, drove while disqualified and without insurance in a car park on the O’Hare estate in Bonhill, and on both Stirling Road and Main Street in Alexandria, on February 13.

Exactly two weeks later he committed the same two offences again, this time on a journey between Milngavie Road in Bearsden and Crow Road in the west end of Glasgow.

The Reporter previously revealed that in a separate incident, on March 23, Rahman drove dangerously on the A82 between Milton and the Lomondgate roundabout, and on the A813 between Lomondgate and the Braehead estate in Bonhill.

He reached “grossly excessive” speeds of 90 miles an hour, overtook another vehicle on the nearside near the Esso garage at Milton, ignored red lights at the junction of the A82 and A814 and at the Lomondgate roundabout, and braked harshly on the trunk road near Dumbarton police office, causing a police car to collide with his BMW.

And then, on the A813, he carried out numerous unsafe overtaking manoeuvres, negotiated two roundabouts at unsafe speeds, mounted a pavement on the Nobleston estate, forced several drivers to take evasive action, and collided with a parked vehicle and a moving vehicle before crashing on the Braehead estate into a vehicle which was carrying two children as passengers.

Rahman, of Hillhead Road in Kirkintilloch, was banned at the time of all the offences, having been disqualified for two years and four months at Preston Magistrates’ Court in Lancashire last November.

Rahman was due to be sentenced for the two February incidents at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday.

He had been ordered to do unpaid work and made the subject of a four-month home detention curfew for the March 23 incidents at a court hearing in May, and handed an additional five-year ban.

But Sheriff John Hamilton said that if he had known at the time of sentencing that the two February incidents were both road traffic matters, he might well have imposed a different sentence.

The sheriff told defence solicitor Scott Adair: “I was not aware of the circumstances in the background. No mention was made previously of these being road traffic matters.

“It might have been useful to know he was being prosecuted for driving while disqualified. If it had been mentioned I might have taken a different course.

“It [the March offence] was an appalling course of dangerous driving. At no point was I told there were outstanding [road traffic] cases.”

Mr Adair – who appeared as local agent for a Glasgow law firm on Rahman’s behalf – said that as far as the principal lawyers in the case were aware, the sheriff had been told that the outstanding cases related to driving while banned.

Sheriff Hamilton replied: “Someone is flying very close to the wind here. There’s no way I knew there were two outstanding cases for dangerous driving in this court.”