A man caught travelling at 130mph near Lichfield has been disqualified from driving for 20 months.

Martin Jean Corcoveanu, from Walsall, pleaded guilty to driving dangerously at Cannock Magistrates Court.

The 27-year-old was also given a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months.

The court heard that two police officers were travelling on a 70mph stretch of the A5 at around 11.20am on the 5th May when a BMW was spotted exceeding the speed limit.

Corcoveanu was found to have been clocking 130mph at some points, as well as going through a red light at a roundabout.

PC Craig Beardsley said:

“Corcoveanu clearly didn’t care about the danger he was putting himself and others in with his dangerous driving, at speeds of over 130mph.

“His actions were reckless and it is a miracle that nobody was seriously hurt or injured.”

PC Craig Beardsley, Staffordshire Police

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  1. I will never understand why people who show such a blatant disregard for the lives of others are only disqualified from driving for a short period. It’s about time we started banning the worst drivers for life. Plenty of people never manage to pass a test and so are never allowed to drive, while others can’t afford to. They have to accept that they cannot drive. Why are we so soft on people who are a danger to themselves and others? The logical consequence of showing yourself to be a reckless driver should be that you are never allowed to get behind the wheel again.

  2. And if he had killed someone, I know from personal experience he would get a derisory sentence that would be an insult to the family affected. Until we treat motoring crimes as seriously as other crimes threatening or killing someone, and get serious about sentences, this kind of nonsense will continue.

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