Posted: Thu 14th May 2015

Audi R8 driver fined £11,000 after being clocked on A55 in Flintshire doing 101mph

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A man from Cheshire has been ordered to pay £11,000 by Flintshire magistrates after he challenged his speeding ticket. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Company MD David Pickup, 45, was clocked on the A55 at Lloc in Flintshire doing 101mph in his Audi R8 last April, while on the way to his Abersoch holiday home. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Pickup who lives in Wilmslow, denied breaking the 70mph speed limit, a defence expert questioned the accuracy of the Police speed camera while Pickup questioned whether it was his car that had been caught. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In an effort to prove Mr Pickup wrong a prosecution expert hired an airfield and a Audi R8 to carry out tests which were presented to the court. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flintshire Magistrates’ Court heard a police speed camera caught him and he asked officers: “Can we call it 98?”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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In what’s believed to be one of the largest fines and costs handed out by Magistrates for speeding in northWales – Pickup was ordered to pay £675, given six points on his licence and also told to pay the full prosecution costs including the cost of testing totalling £10,384. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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