Lincs: Man admits dangerous driving after being clocked at 157mph in his BMW

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A motorist clocked driving his car at 157mph on a Lincs road has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

On Thursday 6th August Jason Barnard, of Watford, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court to dangerous driving.

He was fined £500 and ordered to pay £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £50 victim surcharge, £180 criminal courts charge and disqualified from driving for 15 months and until extended test has been passed.

Barnard was driving his dark coloured BMW 5 series at 9.57 pm on Tuesday April 28 2015 on the A46 at Swinderby when his speed was checked by officers using a hand held laser device. The BMW was being driven at 157 mph by Barnard.

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers from the East Midlands Operations Support Unit said “To drive at this speed is unbelievably dangerous and irresponsible. There is no way the driver would have been able to stop his vehicle should he have needed too. The officers were targeting travelling criminals when they witnessed Mr Barnards driving.”