PSNI charge man over 'driving at highest detected speed in the province’

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after allegedly hitting the 150mph mark – in the second highest speed recorded in a 70mph zone in the UK.

May 2, 2018
By Nick Hudson

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the 29-year-old driver had been “filming himself” at the time for a social media upda.

PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows tweeted it was the highest detection he had known.

The alleged offence – on the province’s M1 motorway – occurred last year, the force said.
The chief inspector said: “A 29-year-old man has ben charged with dangerous driving after allegedly driving at 150 MPH on the M1 while filming himself and later posting it on social media.”

The highest speed recorded on the nation’s roads was by West Yorkshire Police at 160mph.

But the latest alleged incident would be the second highest ‘clocked’ speed – alongside those recorded by Kent and Surrey forces. They are followed by Lincolnshire, which tracked a top speed of 149mph and Police Scotland at 148mph.

Britain’s fastest speeding motorist is Shaun Davis – jailed for 28 months in December 2015 and banned for ten years on four counts of dangerous driving after filming himself racing luxury cars at up to 192mph along country roads.

Officers found the incriminating footage of the 42-year-old on his mobile phone after arresting him over unrelated matters.
They watched as he topped speeds of 190mph in a powerful BMW M5 and Audi RS6 in Northamptonshire.

Davis filmed the cars’ speedometers on the terrifying joyrides before posting the footage onto YouTube.
A six-minute video was later released by Northamptonshire Police.

His daughter, Jordan Davis, was found guilty of inciting or encouraging dangerous driving and handed a two-year disqualification and an 18-month conditional discharge.

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