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(Daily Mail) A female student was banned from driving after going too slowly on a dual carriage away in her S-type Jaguar.  

Dongfang Jiao, 23, caused a line of traffic to build up behind her on the outside lane of the urban dual carriageway in Stirling, which led to other motorists calling the police.

Witnesses said she was driving in a 'zig-zag movement' and pulled suddenly to the left after indicating to turn right.

The student, who is studying at Stirling University, was 'exercising her right' to practise driving in the UK on a Chinese licence, Stirling Sheriff Court heard.

But she has since decided to give up motoring until she returns to China in early autumn.

Adrian Fraser, prosecuting, said the incident occurred about 8.40pm on November 10.

A witness driving along the Burghmuir Road dual carriageway, which carries the A9 through Stirling, said she came across 'a line of queuing traffic'.

Mr Fraser said: 'Looking ahead, she saw the reason for that was the accused's vehicle was being driven very slowly in the offside lane, causing other vehicles to undertake to get by, causing the queue that was building up.'

In due course the witness came up to Jiao's car, a Jaguar S-type V6 Se automatic, which has a top speed of 140mph.

But she was afraid to undertake as it was being driven 'very slowly in zig-zag movement' in the outside lane, coming close to the central reservation, and other vehicles.

Jiao then indicated to turn right, but in fact pulled in left, in front of the following driver, nearly causing a collision, the court heard.

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She was driving a Jaguar S-Type, which has a top speed of 140mph,  on the urban dual carriageway (stock pic)
Mr Fraser said: 'My understanding is that there was a lay-by there, and the accused pulled into the lay-by, and then pulled out again and carried on, in a slow manner as before.'
Jiao then pulled into the side of the road again, and a passenger in her car got into the driving seat.
However, Jiao took over the driving again, performed a U-turn, having reached a single carriageway section, and began driving back towards the city 'still in the same slow manner'.

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Other motorists phoned police, who were 'dispatched, and in due course pulled the accused over'.
Jiao was cautioned and charged with dangerous driving.
She initially pleaded guilty by letter to dangerous driving, but was allowed to withdraw that plea. The Crown then accepted a plea of guilty to the lesser charge of careless driving.
Ken Dalling, defending, said: 'This was not the crime of the century.
'She was seeking to practise her driving as she was entitled to do in a car she was insured to drive, and she had an experienced driver with her.
'She hasn't driven in the UK since and it is not her plan to. She returns to China in September.'
Imposing the three month ban, but no fine, Sheriff William Gilchrist said: 'I don't think she is ready for these roads, so I think the court should reinforce her wish not to drive in the UK.
'My concern is that she is not really competent to drive on the roads in this country.'

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Post time 2016-4-19 17:23:54 |Display all floors
It's often the wrong people who have fast cars...

She would be better off with a Smart.
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Post time 2016-4-19 17:53:28 |Display all floors
I can imagine the language the jocks would have been given her ....
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2016-4-19 18:07:24 |Display all floors
Oh my. treating a Jaguar like a putt putt vehicle, what a shame. Sorry poor Jag!
I am me and that is something you will never be, no matter how hard you try!!

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