Driver clocked doing 131mph on the A14 at Sproughton near Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 15:31 05 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:31 05 August 2017

Police carrying out speed checks in Suffolk. Stock image. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Police carrying out speed checks in Suffolk. Stock image. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Police in Suffolk caught a driver exceeding the national speed limit by more than 60mph on the A14 last night.

The joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit clocked the motorist doing 131mph close to the Sproughton turn-off near Ipswich shortly after 8pm yesterday.

Officers issued the driver with a traffic offence report at the scene.

Shortly afterwards, they tweeted: “Disgraceful #speed caught tonight by the #RCRT (Road Casualty Reduction Team) on the A14 at #Sproughton #Ipswich tonight. TOR issued to driver #Fatal4 #excessspeed.”

The high reading is among Suffolk’s fastest recorded speeds.

Louie Howlett was caught doing 154mph on the A11 near Icklingham in 2016, more than twice the legal speed limit.

The 22-year-old from High Street, Lakenheath, was travelling southbound near Fiveways, Barton Mills, in a Seat Leon when he was clocked with a laser speed camera just before 9pm on March 18.

Just months later Stephen Morgan, 43 and of Cullingham Road, Ipswich, admitted driving his Porsche Boxster 59mph above the speed limit at Sproughton in August 2016.

He was clocked doing 129mph and was banned for six months.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore said at the time that speeders need to wake up to the fact they are not just risking their own lives, but others too.

He added: “Yet again, here we are talking about excessively high speeds on our roads. When will these drivers learn.”

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