A mechanic from Shropshire has been banned from driving after being caught speeding at 127mph in a 60mph zone on his way home from work in Welshpool.
Daniel Jones, 22, from Oswestry, appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court, where he admitted speeding, saying it was “completely his decision”.
He told the court he had left work later than usual and was rushing home to see his sick mother.
Dr Rachael Jones, chair of the bench, told him: “My colleagues and I were shocked and dismayed by this driving, it’s appalling.
“At that time of day there would be many other road uses. You could have caused a fatality. It’s disgraceful.”
Along with the ban, Jones was ordered to pay a £403 fine and a victim surcharge of £161.
Source: Shropshire Star