Sgt Robert Murphy told the court that he and a colleague, who were both in uniform, pulled up alongside Slorach and saw he was reading the open newspaper. 'He was driving in the fast lane of the motorway at 80mph. The potential was there for a disaster.'
Slorach was convicted after the court saw video evidence from a camera mounted on the police car's dashboard during the incident on September 18 last year. Sheriff Alexander Eccles told Slorach his behaviour was 'unbelievable'.