Driver did 116mph on the M56

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A DRIVER was caught speed­ing at 116mph on the M56 near Run­corn on New Year’s Eve.

The 60-year-old from Manch­ester was stopped be­tween junc­tion 11 at Pre­ston Brook and junc­tion 10 Stret­ton at 12.35pm on Mon­day.

North West Mo­tor­way Po­lice tweeted that the cul­prit had been sum­monsed to court af­ter be­ing clocked at 116mph.

The speed limit on UK mo­tor­ways is 70mph. ●

Ac­cord­ing to the Sen­tenc­ing Coun­cil, the stan­dard penalty for ex­ceed­ing 100mph in a 70mph zone is a ban in the range of seven to 56 days or six points, and a Band C fine in the range of 125-175% of weekly in­come.

Where speed is ‘grossly in ex­cess’ of the limit the court will con­sider a dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of more than 56 days

Cheshire po­lice said: “At 12.35pm on De­cem­ber 31 a 60-year-old man from Manch­ester was is­sued with a ticket for speed­ing af­ter be­ing stopped on the M56 be­tween junc­tion 11 and 10.”

The speed­ing driver

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