Cosmo Molinaro, 47, told the court he owned 16 flats in Dundee and had recently handed over nearly £300,000 cash to buy a house for his former partner. But he claimed that if he was banned he would have to pay off a member of staff at his newly opened fish and chip shop to pay for a driver.
Molinaro, of Carluke, South Lanarkshire, admitted driving at 94mph on the M90 between Perth and Inverkeithing on April 4 last year.
Perth's Justice of the Peace Court was told he already had nine live points on his licence at the time and a further four points were added for the latest speeding offence. JP Eve Forrest rejected Molinaro's plea and banned him from the road for six months. She said: "In your case there is hardship, but exceptional hardship has not been proved."