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'Unbelievable' - Driver 'still within their probationary licence period' caught speeding at 100mph in 40mph zone

PUBLISHED: 08:59 10 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 10 June 2019

Police said the driver of the vehicle was stopped in Lowestoft by officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk roads and armed policing team on Sunday night. Photo: James Bass.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was stopped in Lowestoft by officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk roads and armed policing team on Sunday night. Photo: James Bass.

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A driver who was attempting to race vehicles between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft was caught doing 100mph in a 40mph zone.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was stopped in Lowestoft by officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk roads and armed policing team on Sunday night.

In a Twitter post, police said: "Unbelievable! #1826 and #1821 have just stopped a vehicle in #Lowestoft for excess speed after being seen trying to race vehicles out of #gorleston.

"The vehicle was seen to travel at 100mph in a 40mph zone!!!

"The driver was found to be within their 1st 2 years."

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A spokesman for the roads and armed policing team said: "The vehicle was seen on the A47 between Yarmouth and Lowestoft appearing to try and entice other vehicles to race.

"Shortly afterwards as the vehicle entered the A1117 - the fairly new 40mph zone near Corton, at Lowestoft - it was then seen to travel at 100mph before it was stopped.

"It was established that the driver, a teenager, was still within their probationary licence period.

"He was issued a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) where he may be summonsed to court,

"He was also given strong words of advice, naturally."

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