Driver caught speeding at 150mph with four kids in car not wearing seatbelts


Man caught speeding at 150mph with four children in car without seatbelts

A driver has been banned from the road for three years after being caught speeding at 150mph with four young children in the back of the car without seat belts.

Keith Millard, from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, was pulled over by police on the A14 near Peterborough while he was attempting a dash to Dover to catch the last ferry to Germany.

Officers doing a speed check pulled him over, and found six-month-old twins in car seats facing forwards without seat belts.

In between them was a one-year-old girl asleep on the seat, and a two-year-old boy was in the footwell. None of the children were wearing seat belts.

There was also a woman sitting in the passenger seat.

Speaking to the Mirror, Sergeant Gordon Murray said: "It is shocking to think of the danger that Millard put these young children in.

"Not only would any collision, or loss of control, at such speeds have potentially tragic consequences for both the driver and other road users, but the effect on unrestrained toddlers would almost certainly have been fatal.

"It is only through sheer luck that no one was injured or killed by his driving and this case should send a strong message that such reckless behaviour will not be tolerated by police or the courts."

According to the Daily Telegraph, Millard told police he was hoping to get to Dover on time because he had missed a ferry at Hull.

He was driving a black Mercedes for which he was not insured.

He was charged with dangerous driving and driving with no insurance, but failed to attend his initial hearing.

After flying into Edinburgh Airport he was arrested by Cambridgeshire Police.

He then admitted both charged and was jailed for 20 weeks at Peterborough Crown Court on 17 June.

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