A driver who posed for a video while doing 161mph on the motorway and posted the ‘trophy footage’ online has been banned from the road – but not before leaving his car on a double-yellow line outside the court.
Nightclub boss Mark McCrae, 28, got his passenger to record him as he broke the speed limit by almost 100mph in his powerful BMW M3, then posted the footage on YouTube and Facebook where it was ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ numerous times.
One viewer was so alarmed by the video that they alerted police and McCrae was arrested. He admitted dangerous driving and was given a suspended prison sentence on top of an 18-month ban and £1,450 in fines.
But the driver showed little remorse for his actions and even parked his car on double yellow lines outside Bristol Crown Court.
McCrae was handed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and told to pass an extended driving test.