Man caught driving at over 150 miles per hour appears in court
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Driver caught driving at 151 miles per hour pleads guilty at court
Jorden Jay Barwick, 22, of Magnolia Way, Sowerby, has pleaded guilty to exceeding the motorway speed limit by driving at 151 miles per hour.
The offence was captured by a safety camera vehicle on the northbound carriageway of the A1 at Boroughbridge (junction 48) at 7.25pm on Monday, 21 August.
To complicate matters, the vehicle, a Mercedes A45 AMG, was not displaying a front registration plate.
Following the offence, the images from the road safety camera, were used to trace the vehicle using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The car was then stopped by a marked police car and the driver identified as Barwick.
Acting Traffic Bureau Manager Richard Fletcher, said: “Speed is involved in around one third of all fatal collisions, which is why it is important we identify and punish those caught speeding on the roads of North Yorkshire.
“Barwick showed complete disregard for the safety of other road users when he chose to commit these offences. In fact, the speed he registered on our camera was the fastest we have ever seen, and we were determined to bring him to justice.”
On Tuesday, 14 November Barwick pleaded guilty at Harrogate Magistrates Court. Barwick was sentenced to a 12-month disqualification and a £369 fine, he was also ordered to pay £110 in costs and a £196 victim surcharge.