Newcastle star clocked at 106mph

NEWCASTLE United star Obafemi Martins has escaped a driving ban - despite being clocked at 106mph in his Porsche.

NEWCASTLE United star Obafemi Martins has escaped a driving ban - despite being clocked at 106mph in his Porsche.

The Nigerian international was caught breaking the 70mph speed limit in his Porsche Cayenne four-wheel drive on the A696 Woolsington bypass last May.

He was driving to an airport to board a flight to see his sick son in Italy, and feared he was going to miss the plane.

The 24-year-old, who pleaded guilty and had a clean driving licence, was fined �550, ordered to pay �400 costs and had six points put on his licence by magistrates in Newcastle.


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But road safety campaigners have attacked the sentence, arguing that anyone caught driving at over 100mph should be automatically banned from the road.

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