FOOTBALLER Ally McCoist was arrested for speeding after he drove to be at his wife's side following the death of her father last April.

Police recorded the Rangers and Scotland striker travelling at 101.4mph on the A69 in Northumberland.

The 34-year-old was heading from his home in Bridge of Weir to his wife's parents' home in Seaburn, Sunderland, when he was caught by police radar gun.

Yesterday McCoist, who was banned recently for 15 months by a Glasgow court for drink driving, was given a second ban by magistrates in Hexham, Northumberland.

McCoist's address was given in court as c/o Earlston, Bonar Crescent, Bridge of Weir. He was not in court.

A month ago he entered a written plea of guilty to speeding at Whittle Dene, just outside Newcastle, where he was stopped on April 22.

Magistrates originally adjourned the case to give McCoist the opportunity to appear in court or be represented by a solicitor. He was given a five-month ban to run concurrently with the ban McCoist is already serving. He was also fined #360 and ordered to pay #30 costs.