April 11, 2013

Man Caught Driving at almost 100mph

A Flamborough man drove at 95mph through a 60mph zone to ‘try out a lease car’, a court heard.

Darren Neil Tobin, 44, of Chapel Street, Flamborough, was clocked speeding in a Toyota Avensis car on the A614 between Driffield and Nafferton on January 12 this year.

Prosecutor Heather Levett told Bridlington Magistrates Court last Wednesday, April 3, that PC Hughes was operating a handheld speed device on the stretch of road at around 8,25pm when Tobin’s car was spotted.

“When stopped, the defendant gave his name and address to police and admitted he had been speeding. He said ‘it was a lease car and I was trying it out’,” said Ms Levett. Tobin was unrepresented in court and did not comment. He was fined £75, and ordered to pay £40 costs and a £20 victim surcharge while magistrates also endorsed his license with six penalty points.

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