Motorist sped at 132mph because wife 'needed the toilet'
A BUILDER caught travelling at 132mph on the A1 at Sawtry told police he was rushing to get his pregnant wife to a toilet. Slawomir Adaszek, 30, was banned from driving for 21 days at Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Thursday (September 11). Adaszek, of S
A BUILDER caught travelling at 132mph on the A1 at Sawtry told police he was rushing to get his pregnant wife to a toilet.
Slawomir Adaszek, 30, was banned from driving for 21 days at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court on Thursday (September 11).
Adaszek, of St Andrews Drive, Stanmore, London, admitted driving his BMW 745Li on the northbound carriageway of the road on August 28.
Representing himself, Adaszek told magistrates his pregnant wife had been desperate for the toilet. He said: "I am sorry. I know I have done wrong. This is my first time in trouble for driving."
Adaszek, who has lived in the UK for nine years, also claimed to have confused kilometres per hour and miles per hour on his speedometer.
Magistrates banned him from driving for 21 days and ordered him to pay a £350 fine, £35 prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
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Pc Tony Barrios, casualty reduction officer for Cambridgeshire police, said driving at such a high speed was extremely dangerous. He said: "While modern cars are capable of greater and greater speeds, reaction times for us human beings have remained the same.
"It would take a car travelling at that speed the length of two football pitches to come to a complete stop and anything you do at the wheel is magnified by travelling at such a high speed.
"The chances of someone safely being able to avoid debris on the road travelling at high speed are greatly reduced - and officers are continually removing obstructions from roads.