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Ban for driving almost twice the speed limit

Douglas man did 94mph in a 50 zone

A Douglas man who drove at almost twice the speed limit on the New Castletown Road has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Nathan Rhys Teare of Willaston Crescent pleaded guilty to speeding when he appeared at Douglas Courthouse before magistrates.

Prosecution advocate Rachael Braidwood told the court police has spotted Teare driving at speed past Ronaldsway Airport at around 2pm on January 28.

A black BMW was following behind keeping pace, although Teared denied he was racing.

Officers followed both cars as they hit 50mph in a 30 zone through Ballasalla and 70 in a 40 limit.

Teare was pulled over after doing 94mph on Brown Cow Hill in Santon, which has a 50mph limit.

His advocate told the hearing his client had been on his way to visit his sick grandmother and wasn’t racing the other car.

Magistrates banned him from driving for two months, fined him £440 and ordered him to pay £50 costs.

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