A 24-year-old man from a village near Spalding has been sentenced and disqualified from driving after he was caught doing nearly double the 60mph speed limit in Cambridgeshire.
Patrick Webb was caught driving his BMW coupe at 119mph a member of Cambridgeshire Police staff, who was carrying out speed checks on the A141 near Warboys just before 1.45pm on June 3.
A video posted on YouTube by Jeremy Ransom shows the speeding driver in what police say is a “notorious area for collisions taking place”. The offence was verified by police cameras, tickets and the collision unit.
Webb, of Tydd St Mary, Spalding, was charged with dangerous driving. He admitted the offence and was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after a hearing at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on January 16.
Webb was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and was disqualified from driving for 16 months.
Gareth Emanuel, camera operations co-ordinator for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies, 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 may choose to drive over the limit.”