Police brand driver 'stupid' after clocking him speeding at 130mph on M1

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Officers branded a driver stupid for speeding at 130mph on a motorway in Leicestershire – in front of a marked police car.

The driver was caught on the M1 northbound near Leicester at 11.10pm on Tuesday.

Officers from the Leicestershire Police Road Policing Unit (RPU) took to Twitter to describe the driver as ‘stupid’ and ‘dangerous’.

An officer tweeted: “’Its extremely stupid and dangerous to be doing 130mph on the motorway. It’s even more stupid doing it with a marked traffic car behind you!

“Driver reported. He’s said he’s not had his licence long. I have a funny feeling he might not have it much longer.”

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “The driver was stopped by officers after being seen travelling at 130mph on the M1.

“He will receive a summons to appear in court for a speeding offence.”

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