Driver 'thought it was funny' to speed at 73mph in 40mph zone in Preston
A motorists who "thought it was funny" to speed away from police at 73mph in a 40mph zone in Preston now faces disqualification.
The incident occurred at a speed check site in Tom Benson Way, police said.
While the driver may have initially found his antics funny, officers said he now faces disqualification.
In a Tweet posted at around 10.55pm yesterday (July 28), a spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Driver thought it was funny to accelerate heavily away from a speed check site on Tom Benson Way.
"Unlucky for him we can still catch motorists going away from us. Caught at 73mph in a 40mph.
"Stopped and reported. May face a disqualification."
The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence, unless you're given the option to attend a speed awareness course.
You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years.
Check your driving licence record to see if you have points on your licence.
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