Wednesday, March 25, 2009

130-mph racer caught by his own camera...

A motorist was apparently so proud of racing his VW Golf at over 130-miles-per-hour on Lincoln's by-pass that he posted a clip on the internet.

Lincs Police launched a lengthy inquiry after seeing the clip and eventually tracked down the driver. Yesterday he admitted a charge of racing on the public highway.

As well as a 15-month driving ban, he was ordered to pay over £800 in fines and costs.

Maybe he should also have been taken to the A153 near Sleaford where a 70-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife died in a head-on smash on Monday.

The couple from Beeston in Notts became the 12th and 13th people to die on Lincolnshire roads this year.

The 25-year old driver of the car they were in collison with is in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Lincs Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at about 2pm on Monday, who may have seen any of the vehicles before the collision or the collision itself, to contact the witness hotline on 015622 558855.

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