BMW driver caught speeding at 127mph

Dark BMW pulled over by police car with lights on.

A BMW driver travelling at 127mph on the A1M in Cambridgeshire was caught and charged after he overtook a marked police car. - Credit: BCH Road Policing Unit

A BMW driver travelling at 127mph on the A1M in Cambridgeshire was caught and charged after he overtook a marked police car. 

Police intercepted the speeding driver earlier today: they have since been charged with reckless driving.  

Roads’ policing officers who made the arrest confirmed the motorist was suspected of drink driving but refused to provide a breathalyser test.  

The arrest was made after the BMW driver was stopped at Sawtry, eight miles south of Peterborough.  

A Twitter post from Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit (BCH), said: “At 5:11am on Sunday March 6, a BMW overtook a marked police car on A1M Sawtry at 127 mph.  

“Driver was suspected to be drunk but failed to provide. Arrested and charged” 

The driver will later appear in a magistrates’ court to learn the outcome of their actions. 

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The driver was suspected to be over the UK drink drive limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and failure to provide a breathalyser test result is an offence and attract a driving ban.