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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Carlisle driver led police on 132mph car chase

A driver from Carlisle was clocked doing 132mph while being pursued by police.

Anthony Nixon has been banned from driving for two years after a court was told of his danger drive.

Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that the 23-year-old, of Hayton Road, Harraby, was spotted speeding on the M74 north of Gretna in December.

Sheriff Marie McTaggart described the case as an “appalling piece of driving” after being told he speeded up after police put on their flashing lights, undertaking another car while doing 123mph.

He took a slip road at 124mph, went round a roundabout at Kirtlebridge before crashing over it and driving on a minor road without lights for 18 seconds at speeds of up to 93mph.

Nixon admitted a charge of dangerous driving.

He must also carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work.

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