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Carlisle woman clocked doing 132mph on M6

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[A] driver has been disqualified from the roads for 56-days after pleading guilty to a speeding offence which took place on Saturday August 12 last year.

Magistrates in Carlisle were told how Abigail Victoria Greaves, 22, of Belah Road, St Anne’s, Carlisle was driving a white Toyota Starlet northbound on the M6 motorway near to the Southwaite Services, two police officers in an unmarked car watched the car [Toyota] leaving the service station at speed, they followed the car for one-mile and the car was clocked doing between 130 and 132 miles per hour, almost twice the legal speed of 70mph.

Ms Greaves passed her driving test just over 18-months ago and has a clean licence [no-penalty-points] she told the justices that she was in the service station with a friend and as they left some lads had been bothering her, a car had followed her down the slip road, she thought it was their car, and “put her foot down.”

She now realised an unmarked police car was following behind her, she was stopped for speeding and pleaded guilty today [Thurs] to speeding.

During the hearing Ms Greaves became emotional.

On passing sentence she was told by the magistrates this was “excessive speed, and you’re lucky you did not kill yourself or anybody else.”

This speed is one the highest readings these justices have seen, Greaves was banned for 56-days, fined £252 with prosecution cost of £85 and a £30 victim’s surcharge.

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