Driver banned after doing 86mph through his own village near York
A man has been banned from driving for 70 days for speeding through a York village at more than twice the limit.
Reece Dunn, from Skelton, hit 86mph in the 40mph zone, while driving a brand new Ford Puma. The car was owned by his employer, a dealership in York.
The offence was recorded by a camera van just a few hundred metres from Dunn’s home address.
Traffic Constable Andrew Forth attended his home two days after the offence and Dunn admitted being the driver.
A court file was raised the next day and Dunn was put before the first available court session.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to speeding when he appeared at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court this week.
Dunn was disqualified from driving for 70 days and fined £400 with costs of £85 and a £40 surcharge.
After the conviction, Traffic Constable Forth said: “I welcome the disqualification issued by the courts – travelling at that speed is totally irresponsible. It’s all the more surprising that Dunn chose to do this in a vehicle which belonged to his employer and was literally around the corner from his family home.
“I hope that the penalty issued deterred others from travelling at speeds in excess of the speed limit in North Yorkshire.”