Shropshire man banned from roads after reaching 136mph in Prees


Barrie White

A man who drove at speeds of up to 136mph on the A41 near Prees has been found guilty of dangerous driving and banned from the roads.

David Firmin, 48, from The Springs, Shrewsbury, appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on November 30 where he was disqualified for 15 months and ordered to take an extended retest.

He was also ordered to carry out 300 hours unpaid community service work and pay £705 costs.

On March 11 this year, Firmin drove his Lamborghini Huracan in a dangerous manner overtaking other motorists while driving at speeds well in excess of the national speed limit.

At one point he reached 136mph on the A41, toward Prees.

The incident was recorded by the onboard video camera on an unmarked police motorcycle being ridden by an officer from Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Operations Team.

The officer stopped the Lamborghini and summonsed Firmin to court.

Sergeant Brad Hughes from Cheshire Constabulary’s Motorcycle Operation Team, said: “The speeds Firmin was reaching were dangerous and irresponsible.

“He gave no regard for the safety of other road users despite the fact his actions could have resulted in the serious injury of others and himself.

“Our officers are out on the roads every day for this very reason and will continue to keep Cheshire roads safe by taking action against those who flout the law.”


See full story in the Whitchurch Herald

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