‘I’m not from round here’ among speeding excuses as driver clocked doing 91mph in Gorleston

PUBLISHED: 19:47 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 19:51 13 September 2017

Norfolk Police are on scene after Nationwide bank was broken into in Hunstanton. Photo:: James Bass.

Norfolk Police are on scene after Nationwide bank was broken into in Hunstanton. Photo:: James Bass.

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A motorist has been caught doing 91mph on Gorleston bypass during a patrol operation over two nights.

The driver was one of three to feel the force of the law for exceeding the 50mph speed limit.

A police tweet said: “Gorleston officers have been completing speed checks on Gorleston bypass. Over two nights/early mornings last week three tickets issued including 91mph in a 50mph limit.

“Excuses included ‘I’m not from round here’ and ‘I’m late for work.’”

MORE: “I know I was speeding officer - I’m late for the hairdressers” - excuse from 91mph driver on A11

Gorleston Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) is meeting on Wednesday September 20 6.30-7.30pm at St Peter’s Church in Lowestoft Road for people to discuss any concerns.

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