Speeding driver blames dyslexia for doing 103mph

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A motorist caught driving at speeds up to 103mph claimed that he didn't realise he was travelling so fast because he is dyslexic and couldn't understand his car's speedometer.

Matthew Cook, 40, was spotted speeding and weaving in and out of traffic along the A27 between Falmer and Hollingbury in East Sussex.

According to The Telegraph, Cook was stopped after a concerned motorist called the police, who clocked him doing 103mph in a 60mph zone.

Witnesses said that Cook, who is said to be terminally ill, was driving while smoking a cigarette and gesticulating at other vehicles as he passed them.

The prosecutor in the case at Hove Crown Court, John Marsden Lynch, said: "He told the police officer that he did not understand the speed dial because he was suffering from dyslexia."

However, the court was said to be "sceptical" about Cook's explanation, and it banned him from driving for three years after he admitted the single charge of dangerous driving.