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Police stop BMW travelling at over 140 mph on M1 for twenty miles

Police stopped the vehicle and the driver only had a provisional licence.

The incident happened on 4 November.

Police said:

‘This BMW decides to give the Sergeant a ‘Maverick’ style fly by on the motorway and hits speeds in excess of 140mph for over 20 miles before being tactically stopped at Jnc 29a.

‘This included a section of lane closures restricted to 40mph and unlit sections.

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‘If that wasn’t dangerous enough the driver is found to be a provisional licence holder, uninsured and positive at roadside for cocaine.

‘Driver arrested and vehicle seized. Passenger walking.

‘A couple of fatalities prevented for sure.’

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