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Trucker who travelled at almost 90mph on A66 admits dangerous driving

Carlisle Crown Court

A TRUCKER caught travelling at almost 90mph on a main Cumbrian road has admitted an offence of dangerous driving.

Stanley James Yeagers, 71, had previously denied one charge arising out of an incident on the A66 near Brough on June 10 last year.

But at Carlisle Crown Court today (TUES), Yeagers admitted driving a Mercedes HGV dangerously, just after 12-15pm on that date.

The court has heard a police speed detection van clocked his westbound lorry travelling at “not less than 89mph” – almost 30mph more than the limit for that kind of vehicle.

Yeagers, of Harlestone Court, Grimsby, was said to be a man with no previous convictions who had driven “all over the world”.

His barrister, Thomas Stanway, said of the Cumbria offence: “Thankfully there was no incident or injury or damage caused.”

Yeagers’ case was adjourned for him to speak with a probation officer.

He is due to be sentenced by Judge Andrew Jefferies QC later this afternoon.

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