Audi driver caught at DOUBLE the motorway speed limit

Officers uploaded a picture of the car on the hard shoulder to Twitter

Officers uploaded a picture of the car on the hard shoulder to Twitter

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A motorist faces a driving ban after being caught speeding on the M55 motorway, allegedly at double the speed limit.

The Audi RS3 driver was pulled over yesterday evening, close to the turn-off for Kirkham, after he failed to spot the marked police car travelling behind him, a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

The motorist has now been reported and, if found guilty, could be ordered off the road, and given penalty points and a fine after police say they clocked him at 140mph.

The speed limit is 70mph.

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidelines says drivers should be fined or sent on a speed awareness course if they are caught going at between 71-79mph on the motorway.

But those travelling faster should be summonsed to court to have their case heard by a magistrate.