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Colne man, 40, banned for 90mph speeding on A59
5:39pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Stephen James Tidmarsh, 40, had admitted speeding by letter to court, but was asked to appear on Friday because of the high speed.
The court heard he had been recorded doing 90mph in the 50mph stretch at just after 8pm on June 9.
Tidmarsh, of Brown Street East, Colne, told the court he had no excuse, but he had been in the process of passing some slower vehicles and had felt intimidated by another car coming up behind him.
He added that he needed his car to get about, as he had restricted mobility. But magistrates said it had been a very high speed, banned him for 56 days and fined him £110 with costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £20.