A DRIVER was left surprised after being charged with dashing – at “856mph” in an Audi.
Simon Cooper, 52, had picked up the leased silver A4 whereas working for a car supply agency when he was allegedly caught.
A motorist was surprised when he obtained a dashing discover accusing him of driving at 856mph
Simon Cooper plans to plead not responsible – as he says the automotive has a high pace of solely 130mphCredit score: Acquire
Cops declare he was flashed breaking the 70mph restrict on the M4 in South Gloucestershire on Could 26.
He was charged through submit two weeks in the past – however the rap sheet advised him he had hit 856mph within the automotive, which has a high pace of 130mph.
Simon had picked up the motor from the client’s home in Chepstow, Wales, after which drove to Bristol to drop a colleague off who was gathering one other car.
He was allegedly caught whereas driving the automotive again to a depot in Newport.
Simon advised The Solar: “I simply thought it was a joke. I couldn’t imagine it once I noticed it mentioned 856mph.
“I don’t assume they’ve made an Audi that drives that quick but!”
Simon was allegedly flashed by a digital camera between Junction 20 and Junction 19 eastbound.
I simply thought it was a joke. I couldn’t imagine it.
Police mentioned Simon is definitely accused of driving at 85mph – with a employees member by chance including a digit to the pace.
Simon, of Bridgend, South Wales, insisted: “I don’t bear in mind being flashed. It was so way back. I’m going to plead not responsible.”
He has additionally been charged with failing to provide info referring to the identification of a driver.
Cops advised him he has 21 days to reply to the letter posted on November 2.
Simon not works for the supply agency and now runs his personal enterprise.
An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman mentioned: “We’d wish to reassure the motorist issued with this discover that the pace recorded by the digital camera has been written down incorrectly.
“When he seems in courtroom he should reply a cost of driving at 85mph, in addition to failing to provide info referring to the identification of a driver.”
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