Speeding drivers escape ban

, of Pintail Close, Ipswich admitted driving at 95mph while on the A140 on June 22 last year – even though the speed limit was just 50 mph.McNeil, speaking before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court, said: "I have no recollection of the incident because it was so long ago, but it must have been something important to be doing that speed.

, of Pintail Close, Ipswich admitted driving at 95mph while on the A140 on June 22 last year – even though the speed limit was just 50 mph.

McNeil, speaking before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court, said: "I have no recollection of the incident because it was so long ago, but it must have been something important to be doing that speed. That's all I can say.

"I apologise and will never do it again."

McNeil – who said he attends hospital appointments twice a week – was allowed to keep his licence.


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Chairman of the bench Anthony Baker said: "This is a very serious offence, being 45mph over the speed limit and we would normally disqualify, but we won't."

McNeil was ordered to pay a £60 fine, £43 in costs and had six penalty points put on his licence.

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Driver Paul Gray, 25, of Harvey Green, Loddon also admitted speeding.

Stephen Colman, prosecuting, told the court that Gray had been driving at 68mph while on the A140 at Coddenham on June 14 last year – 38mph over the 50mph limit.

Gray said: "I know exactly what I have done. I know it is wrong. I had not done that stretch of road before. It was a dual carriageway and I automatically thought it was the national speed limit and I raised my speed to overtake a car.

"On the way back, I checked and saw it was a 50mph zone. I am sorry."

Bench chairman Mr Baker said: "We have given you credit for your guilty plea. You were travelling at 38mph above the speed limit."

Gray was fined £60, ordered to pay £43 costs and received six penalty points on his licence.

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