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Businessman drove at nearly 109mph

PUBLISHED: 22:06 02 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:44 02 March 2010

BUSINESSMAN Roy Hudson is today banned from the roads after travelling along the A14 at nearly 109 miles per hour.

Hudson, 43, of Somerset Road, Linford, Essex pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court to a charge of speeding.

BUSINESSMAN Roy Hudson is today banned from the roads after travelling along the A14 at nearly 109 miles per hour.

Hudson, 43, of Somerset Road, Linford, Essex pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court to a charge of speeding.

Adele Cook, prosecuting, said that Hudson was stopped at 1.35pm on March 25 at the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 at Sproughton because he was travelling at 108.95 mph.

The court heard that Hudson, who drives between 30,000 and 40,000 miles a year, had seven points on his licence. This related to two previous speeding offences in October 2001 and October 2002.

Representing himself, Hudson, a managing director of a contractor company, said: "I am looking at a lot of work in this area so I was travelling backwards and forwards from Essex but that is no excuse.

"I employ 20 people and it will affect my business really seriously if I lose my licence. I will have to start laying-off people."

"I am willing to pay a very heavy fine if that will keep the points down."

Bench chairwoman Wendy Tolliday told Hudson: "This is an excessive speed and it is not the first speeding offence."

Hudson was given a 30-day driving ban and ordered to pay an £800 fine and £35 court costs.


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