Driver clocked at 125mph in M55 fast lane

A driver who had held his licence for just months hit the kind of speeds normally reserved for express trains as he rushed for a night in Blackpool.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 7:56 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 pm
Dash footage of the M55 chase
Dash footage of the M55 chase

The man, who has not been named, hit 125mph in his BMW 3 series which was pursued by police on the M55 in the early hours of Friday.

And when the man was finally halted by officers, he explained he was on his way to a hotel in Blackpool with his partner.

The BMW was spotted by officers at ten past midnight travelling in the outside lane of the westbound carriageway.

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Dashboard cameras recorded the speed of the pursuing police vehicle at 125mph.

A Lancashire Police spokesman confirmed the driver, from Manchester, had only passed his test five months ago.

He has been summonsed for speeding offences.

The spokesman said: “At around 12.10am on Friday a vehicle was spotted on the M55 and recorded at 125mph.

“The driver was from the Manchester area and he was travelling to Blackpool where he had a hotel room with his partner.

“He has held a full licence for only five months.”