Man drove at 122mph after going to Wales for a haircut throughout lockdown
A person drove at speeds of 122mph after going to Wales for a haircut throughout lockdown.
Robert White, 30, from Taunton, was additionally discovered to be driving beneath the affect of medicine when he was caught by police on the M5 in Somerset on March 17 this yr.
He has now been disqualified from driving for 32 months and, at Taunton Magistrates’ Courtroom, was fined £120 and ordered to pay £75 in court docket prices and a £34 sufferer surcharge, Avon and Somerset Police mentioned.
He was, on the time, given a set penalty discover for breach of Covid laws because the second nationwide lockdown was in place in England.
Laptop Owen Davies, of the roads policing unit, mentioned: “White’s driving on that day was reckless within the excessive. Not solely was he driving at 122mph in a 70mph zone, however he was additionally beneath the affect of medicine on the time.
“If he’d been concerned in a collision whereas driving at that velocity, it will have resulted in catastrophic penalties.”