Sunday, 25 June 2017

Drink driver caught speeding at 146mph on M4

Billy James Rich was caught drink driving whilst speeding at nearly 150mph on the M4. 

Mr Rich, from Highworth, was behind the wheel of a black BMW in the early hours of Wednesday when he overtook an unmarked police car at speed on the A350.

After heading on to the motorway, he was clocked doing 146mph (235km/h) by officers before being pulled over near Chippenham.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to drink driving and speeding

During a hearing at Swindon Magistrates' Court he was fined £692 and disqualified from driving for 22 months.

PC Andy Lee said: "His actions put himself, other drivers and road users in danger."


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