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Carlisle driver clocked doing 100mph on M6

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[A]n experienced HGV driver was “clocked” by police doing 100mph on the M6 motorway as he travelled home from the Longtown area by car to the city on the afternoon of April 23.

Facing Carlisle Magistrates Court was Ryan Tuddenham, 27, of Broadoaks Grange, Carlisle, he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and speeding in his Skoda Fabia southbound near junction 44 towards Eden Bridges.

The court was told a police officer witnessed the car swerving along the carriageway and his speed was 100mph, the limit on the M6 is 70, the magistrates heard he had a ‘flat’ tyre on the journey so changed the wheel, however he replaced the flat tyre with an “emergency spare saver tyre” which has a speed limit it is for emergency use only, he was doing 100mph on the emergency spare tyre, the court was told he was also “tail-gating” another car, however Tuddenham denied this.

He was fined £450 on each offence disqualified from driving for one-year and nine-penalty-points added to his licence, and he has to pay court costs totalling £130.

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