‘Reckless’ recovery driver caught speeding at 127mph on A47

File photo of the A47 at Terrington in west Nofolk. Picture: Steve Williams.

File photo of the A47 at Terrington in west Nofolk. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A 'reckless' recovery driver has been banned from the roads for 28 days after being caught speeding at 127mph on the A47.

And Stacey Godbold was told he had been speeding on a "really dangerous road" at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday.

The 38-year-old was caught travelling at almost 60mph faster than the legal limit of 70mph, while driving a Ford Focus ST on May 11 this year at Terrington in west Norfolk.

He was caught by a speed detection device at around 4.20pm, and was found guilty under the Single Justice Procedure on August 7 at King's Lynn Magistrates Court.

But Jonathan Eales, for Godbold, told the court the case had been a "catalogue of disasters" for him, after his case appeared in the local newspaper.

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He added he had attended court only to find his case "was not on the list".

"His employers have been understanding, but annoyed," Mr Eales told the court.

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"Stability is his hallmark, and this has brought him into the limelight and he has hated it," he said.

He added: "He is profusely apologetic, and he won't be driving his car to work ever again.

"This is a man who really has learned his lesson."

Chair of the bench Dr Pierre Butikofer said the A47 was a "really dangerous" place to be speeding.

"There have been numerous road accidents and people killed on that road," he said.

"You must see that as a recovery driver as well. It is somewhat reckless to say the least. You know that A47 is a very dangerous road."

Godbold, of Windsor Drive, Wisbech, was banned from driving for 28 days and fined £450.

He must also pay a £45 victim surcharge and costs of £100.

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