‘Unbelievable’ - Driver ‘still within their probationary licence period’ caught speeding at 100mph in 40mph zone

Police said the driver of the vehicle was stopped in Lowestoft by officers from the Norfolk and Suff

Police said the driver of the vehicle was stopped in Lowestoft by officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk roads and armed policing team on Sunday night. Photo: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

A driver who was attempting to race vehicles between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft was caught doing 100mph in a 40mph zone.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was stopped in Lowestoft by officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk roads and armed policing team on Sunday night.

In a Twitter post, police said: "Unbelievable! #1826 and #1821 have just stopped a vehicle in #Lowestoft for excess speed after being seen trying to race vehicles out of #gorleston.

"The vehicle was seen to travel at 100mph in a 40mph zone!!!

"The driver was found to be within their 1st 2 years."


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A spokesman for the roads and armed policing team said: "The vehicle was seen on the A47 between Yarmouth and Lowestoft appearing to try and entice other vehicles to race.

"Shortly afterwards as the vehicle entered the A1117 - the fairly new 40mph zone near Corton, at Lowestoft - it was then seen to travel at 100mph before it was stopped.

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"It was established that the driver, a teenager, was still within their probationary licence period.

"He was issued a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) where he may be summonsed to court,

"He was also given strong words of advice, naturally."

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