91mph speed gun jam­mer goes free

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A MO­TORIST who viewed speed lim­its as an “in­con­ve­nience” has been spared jail de­spite us­ing a laser jam­ming de­vice to avoid cap­ture.

Ben Kitto, 41, who was trav­el­ling at 91mph at the time, got a sus­pended prison sen­tence at York Crown Court af­ter plead­ing guilty to per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

Judge An­drew Stubbs said it was only the fundrais­ing fa­ther-of-two’s “ex­cep­tional char­ac­ter” that pre­vented from be­ing jailed im­me­di­ately.

He told Kitto: “For you it ap­pears speed lim­its were an in­con­ve­nience.

Kitto, from Scar­bor­ough, was do­ing at 91mph on the A64 in North York­shire on June 30 last year. He slowed down to 53mph af­ter the de­vice in his BMW sounded an alarm as it jammed a po­lice speed gun.

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