Reckless driver takes son on 142mph terror ride

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Heavy traffic on the M6 motorway in North West England
Matt Naylor

The moment a motorist tore past an unmarked police car - at speeds of up to 142mph - has been captured on dash cam.

Mert Tanay was spotted weaving in and out of traffic and reaching more than double the national speed limit on the M20 in Kent.

Officers gave chase, though it took them 10 miles to catch up with his BMW 3 Series. When they eventually pulled him over they discovered Tanay's terrified six-year-old son was sitting in the passenger seat.

The Daily Mail reports that Tanay told police that he had been speeding as he was "distracted" by the thought of his forthcoming wedding, some six months in the future.

Alex Rooke, prosecuting, said: "He was driving so fast as to be considered dangerous, well in excess of 100 miles per hour.

"According to the officer, his speed was excessive on what was a crowded motorway.

"He showed little regard for the welfare of his passenger and other road users for a prolonged spell of driving."

Tanay, of Enfield, Middlesex, admitted dangerous driving. He was banned from the roads for three years and ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work. He must also sit an extended driving test if he wishes to get his licence back.

Releasing the video of Tanay's driving below, Sergeant Chris Wade of Kent Police said: "The speed and manner of Mert Tanay's driving in this case showed a complete disregard for the safety of other road users, not to mention that of his young passenger who looked very shaken by his experience.

"Tanay's actions on what is a busy motorway fell far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver."

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