A MAN from Andover has been handed three penalty points for speeding on the A303.

Xavier Ahluwalia, of Trinity Rise, on November 4, last year, drove a Ford Focus on the A303 at a speed exceeding the legal 70 miles per hour limit.

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During a hearing which was held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on July 31, the 30-year-old was sentenced for the offence after pleading guilty on July 26.

Magistrates handed him three points and fined him £176.

He must also pay court costs of £90 and a victim surcharge fee of £70.

Ahluwalia was not present at the hearing.