‘Let me off, it’s Christ­mas...’

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A DRIVER caught do­ing 110mph on the M1 asked the po­lice to let him off be­cause it was nearly Christ­mas.

Le­ices­ter­shire of­fi­cers, who were work­ing as part of the East Mid­lands Tac­ti­cal Road Polic­ing Team pa­trolling the mo­tor­way, tweeted about the in­ci­dent last week.

They said the driver of the speed­ing Audi claimed he had only been go­ing 80mph and not 110mph be­fore ask­ing the of­fi­cers to show some Christ­mas gen­eros­ity.

But they re­ported the driver, who will now face a fine and pos­si­ble dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

They said in their tweet: “This ve­hi­cle was fol­lowed on the M1 mo­tor­way in @ le­ic­spo­lice area do­ing 110mph ... when stopped the driver says he was only do­ing 80mph and we should cut him some slack as it’s nearly Christ­mas! Driver re­ported. SLOW DOWN!! #fa­tal4.”

The po­lice and other emer­gency ser­vices are con­cen­trat­ing their road safety pre­ven­tion work on the Fatal 4 - speed­ing, drink-driv­ing, us­ing a mo­bile phone while at the wheel and not wear­ing a seat­belt.

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