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159mph Pc's acquittal overturned
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:54:51 AM »

A police constable who reached 159mph on a motorway has had his acquittal for speeding and dangerous driving overturned by the High Court.
Pc Mark Milton, 38, from Telford, Shropshire, was recorded by the patrol car's video camera on the M54 in 2003.

District Judge Bruce Morgan earlier cleared him after hearing he was "familiarising" himself with a new car.

Two High Court judges sent the case back to Ludlow Magistrates' Court to be heard again.

The judges ruled that the district judge erred in law when acquitting him of dangerous driving last May after describing him as the "creme de la creme" of police drivers.

Lady Justice Hallett, sitting with Mr Justice Owen, said the district judge had taken into account irrelevant matters, including opinions of senior officers that Pc Milton's driving was not dangerous.

She said that evidence was "simply inadmissible" and an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against his acquittal would be allowed on that basis.

The case was sent back to Ludlow magistrates for a re-hearing before a differently-constituted bench.

Story from BBC NEWS:

finally we might get some justice all too often we see our police get let off their driving offenses, if i was caught doing that i would get the book thrown at me! This news report doesn't really go into the details but basically he was decided he was above the law and was driving around at 160mph on the motorway, whilst on duty and he was not in pursuit of anything just having a bit of fun...when he returned back to the station some of his officers saw he been fuck assing about on the in car camera and reported him.

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