Man doing 98mph in a 30mph zone avoids jail

  • By Ellie Holland

A motorist who was caught speeding at 98mph in a 30mph zone has avoided a prison sentence, after pleading that he needed his licence to take his young child to school.

A driver has swiftly avoided a prison sentence after being caught driving at 98mph in a 30mph zone. Instead, he has been disqualified. Minaugas Indruinas, from Llys-y-Coed, Wales, was caught on a speed camera driving at incredibly dangerous speeds on the A4042 in Newport. Even as he approached a 20mph zone with speed bumps, he still didn’t slow down.

Despite his reckless and dangerous driving, Mr Indruinas’ girlfriend argued that he should not have his licence taken away because he needed to take his young child to school and “commute to work.” But Gary Shide, chairman of the bench at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court, has banned Indruinas from driving for four months. 

He was also fined £500 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £50 and costs of £85. 

Mr Shide said: “Because of the speed involved we feel we have no option but to disqualify you from driving.”

If Indruinas drives whilst disqualified he will face imprisonment. 

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