Motorist caught driving at 110mph told police he 'needed the toilet'

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
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A driver caught speeding at 110mph told police he broke the speed limit because he “needed a number two”.

A silver Mercedes was stopped by an unmarked police car near Yaxley in Cambridgeshire on the busy A1.

The driver was seen speeding and undertaking in “awful” weather conditions.

Following the incident, Beds, Cambs and Herts Roads Policing Unit wrote on Twitter: “The ‘professional’ HGV driver was very sorry but he ‘needed the toilet, a number two’.

“Err that’s okay then. Reported.”

Drivers caught speeding in excess of 100mph face disqualification from the road rather than penalty points but the decision is at the discretion of the court.

A Twitter user replied: “110mph is insanity in itself, but in conditions like this?! Unbelievable.”

Another said: “The old s**t defence then ... bet you hadn’t heard that one, hope he managed to hold on while you did the paperwork... slowly.”

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n another incident in June of this year, builder Ricardo Thompson, of Belvedere Avenue, Lancing, West Sussex, was recorded driving an Audi TT RS at more than double the 70mph speed limit on the M23 motorway on August 25, 2018.

He was spotted speeding on the northbound carriageway near Crawley, which is close to Gatwick Airport.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court to dangerous driving and was subsequently banned from the roads for 15 months.

In addition, he was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.