Northamptonshire Police has clocked a Porsche driver driving at one of the “highest speeds” ever recorded in the UK.
Police recorded the Porsche driver, Crhistopher Debono, 62, driving on the A43 bypass in Corby on 19 May 2033 92mph above the national speed limit of 70mph.
Police officers from Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Roads Team were monitoring traffic when the Porsche sped past a mobile enforcement van at 6.15pm on 19 May.
Debono appeared before the court and admitted driving above the national speed limit and was banned from driving for six months and fined £1,000.
Safer Roads Team manager Matthew O’Connell said, “The A43 Corby bypass is subject to the national speed limit of 70mph, but this driver was detected at well over twice that.
“Excess speed is one of the fatal five road risks, vastly increasing the chances of a serious collision, and the consequences of a crash at over 160mph do not bear thinking about.
“Our mobile enforcement vans are deployed across Northamptonshire to detect motoring offences at sites where we have data to show there is an increased risk to road users, and I’m glad our team have been able to bring to justice a driver who on that day cannot have had a thought to his own, or anyone else’s, safety.
“Everyone has a right to get home unharmed, and we are committed to improving road safety across our county by taking action against irresponsible drivers, as this case shows.”