Driver contests 92mph claims

PUBLISHED: 12:12 12 January 2007 | UPDATED: 22:30 28 May 2010

A CHARGE of speeding has been admitted by 51-year-old Wimblington man Paul Swannell, but he refutes a police statement that claims he reached 92mph in his BMW along the A141 at Wimblington. Because of the discrepancy, Fenland magistrates will hold a Newto

A CHARGE of speeding has been admitted by 51-year-old Wimblington man Paul Swannell, but he refutes a police statement that claims he reached 92mph in his BMW along the A141 at Wimblington.

Because of the discrepancy, Fenland magistrates will hold a Newton hearing at a later date, to hear evidence and decided on which facts to sentence.

On Wednesday, prosecutor Craig McDougall said a police officer recorded Swannell's speed at between 75 and 92mph over two-tenths of a mile.

"He accepts he did exceed the 60mph speed limit, but does not accept he went over 75mph," said solicitor Anita Waterman.

A date for the hearing will be set by the court on February 7.


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