119mph driver banned from the roads
A man who was caught driving almost twice the speed limit has been disqualified from driving.
Patrick Webb, 24, was caught driving his BMW coupe at 119mph by a member of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire police staff carrying out speed enforcement on the A141 at Warboys, Cambridgeshire at just before 1.45pm on 3 June last year.
The offence was verified and further investigated by the force’s cameras, tickets and collisions unit and Webb was charged with dangerous driving, following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.
Webb, of Church Way, Tydd St. Mary, Spalding, admitted the offence and was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 16 January.
He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and was disqualified from driving for 16 months.
Camera Operations co-ordinator for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies Gareth Emanuel said: “Webb drove at an excessive speed on what is a 60mph limit road.
“This is a notorious area for collisions taking place and Webb’s speed showed a total disregard for the safety of both himself and the other road users around him.
“Speeding is one of the fatal four most common causes of death or injuries on our roads and Webb is lucky to not have caused serious harm.
“Thanks to the staff involved in all stages of this investigation a dangerous driver has been taken off of the roads for a considerable amount of time.
“I hope this serves as a deterrent to those who choose to drive over the limit and acts as a reminder to always drive to the condition of the road.”