Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

Published Fri, 06/11/2015 - 20:51

A man, thought to be Britain's worst speeding offender, has been jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph on a Northamptonshire road. Police found mobile phone footage of Shaun Davis, from Northampton, driving several high performance cars when he was arrested on an unrelated matter.

One video showed him reach a speed of 192mph (309kmh) in a Nissan GTR.

The 42-year-old was jailed for 28 months after being found guilty of four counts of dangerous driving. Northampton Crown Court heard Davis, of Woodpecker Drive, had shown "no regard for the safety of other motorists, pedestrians or himself".

Det Insp Greg Maides, of Northamptonshire Police, said officers found "multiple videos" on Davis' mobile phone after he was arrested earlier this year. He said footage showed him "driving grossly in excess of the maximum national speed limit with no regard for the safety of other motorists, pedestrians or himself". 

Responding to the sentence, the charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) described Davis' actions as "criminally dangerous".

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