A HELENSBURGH man was charged with alleged careless driving and with driving without the appropriate insurance after being stopped by police on an early morning patrol.

Police say the 26-year-old, from Johnson Court, was seen driving his van in excess of the speed limit near to the town’s Waitrose supermarket shortly after 5am on Wednesday, May 8.

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The location has been the subject of several speeding complaints in previous months.

The driver was charged with the alleged offences, and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.