Monday, September 24, 2007

Speedster jailed (Update)

The motorist who became the fastest speeder ever caught in a British speed trap after driving at 172mph was today jailed for 10 weeks. Tim Brady, 33, who was also banned from driving for three years, was caught in a random speed check on rural road in his £98,000 3.6-litre Porsche 911 Turbo in January this year.

The previous record for the highest speed to result in a conviction (in a car- A motorbike conviction of 176mph still holds the record) was 156mph.

Brady pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving at Oxford Crown Court last month and was sentenced today at the same court. His plea of not guilty to one count of aggravated vehicle-taking was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Brady, of Harrow, north-west London, resigned from his job at car lease firm Helphire at its Abingdon branch days after police stopped him in the powerful vehicle.

He was on a 70mph section of the A420 in Oxfordshire, parts of which are notorious for accidents, in the 3.6-litre vehicle belonging to the courtesy car firm where he worked as a delivery driver.

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