115mph driver told police he was speeding because he needed toilet

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A speeding motorist who was caught travelling at 115mph on a motorway told cops he was going so fast – because he was “desperate” for the toilet.

Cops said they followed the driver as he raced along the M18 in South Yorkshire after being clocked by a marked car doing 45mph above the national speed limit.

South Yorkshire Police’s operational support unit said the driver did not check his mirrors for “some distance” as he did not notice a BMW 530 traffic car tailing him.

However, when he was pulled over by officers and quizzed about his speed, he told them he was “desperate for the toilet” having driven up from London.

In a post to Facebook, a spokesman for the for force said: “The bit of kit in the picture is in one of our marked cars.

“The reading on the bit of kit came about when said marked car followed another vehicle along the M18 last weekend.

“As much as we would sometimes love to have a cloaking device in our cars, we didn’t need it for this chap.

“Our BMW 530, in high-vis Battenberg, was able to follow him for some distance without him checking his mirrors and seeing we were there.

“The driver’s excuse? He was desperate for the toilet having driven all the way up from London.”

The force said the driver was “off to court” to face speeding charges.

The spokesman added: “Despite his desperation, he seemed able enough to sit with us quite comfortably for ten minutes while our colleague broke out his pen and spoiled some paper.”



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