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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Man caught 'grossly' speeding put behind bars

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A man has been jailed, having been caught speeding at 192mph on a Northamptonshire road.

The forty-two year-old from Northampton, was convicted after police found footage that had been recorded on his mobile phone, showing him driving multiple performance cars at excessive speeds, when he was arrested for an unrelated reason. 

One video shows him hitting a speed of 192mph in a Nissan GT-R.

According to the BBC, he was sentenced to 28 months behind bars, after being found guilty of four counts of dangerous driving.

Northampton Crown Court heard that he had displayed 'no regard for the safety of other motorists, pedestrians or himself.'

He had filmed his speeding on several occasions in Northamptonshire, including the A45, between 2012 and 2014, the court was told.

He denied all the charges levelled against him.

Northamptonshire Police, said officers discovered "multiple videos" on his mobile phone after he was taken under arrest earlier this year.

He said the videos depicted him "driving grossly in excess of the maximum national speed limit with no regard for the safety of other motorists, pedestrians or himself".

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), described the man's driving as "criminally dangerous".

He was also handed a 10-year driving ban and will have to sit an extended re-test to regain his license.

His daughter aged 23, was also found guilty, with the offence of encouraging dangerous driving. She was given a two-year driving disqualification and an 18-month conditional discharge.

Police said the footage showed his daughter encouraging her father to drive at high speed.

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