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The man was stopped near Yaxley in Cambridgeshire, after he was spotted speeding along at 110mph in 'awful' weather conditions.
A photo of the man's silver Mercedes was posted on Twitter by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Policing Unit. The caption caption read: "A1M Yaxley. Vehicle stopped after it passed our unmarked vehicle and then decided to drive along at 110mph undertaking in awful weather conditions.
"The 'professional' HGV driver was very sorry but he 'needed the toilet, a number 2'.
"Err, that's okay then. Reported."
A1M Yaxley. Vehicle stopped after it passed our unmarked vehicle and then decided to drive along at 110mph undertaking in awful weather conditions :thumbsdown::rage:
The "professional" hgv driver was very sorry but he "needed the toilet, a number 2"
err that's okay then
- BCH Road Policing (@roadpoliceBCH) August 28, 2019
While some social media users saw the funny side, many people slammed the man for his dangerous driving.
One joked: "That's a s*** excuse."
Someone else wrote: "Ah a real life berk in a merc!!"
A third added: "Bet you hadn't heard that one, hope he managed to hold on while you did the paperwork... slowly."
Mind you, some people had a little more sympathy for the man, with one writing: "Hey, you gotta go, you gotta go."
According to Motor Lawyers Limited, motorists caught speeding in excess of 100mph face a 7 to 28 day ban from the road or six points on their license, but the decision is at the discretion of the court.
MLL's drivingban.co.uk website explains: "Although the Police attempt to resolve most offences by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice, at excessive speeds, a Court appearance is inevitable.
"For speeds in excess of 100mph (or more than 30 miles above the relevant limit) the punishment starts at disqualification as opposed to penalty points.
"However, the decision is at the discretion of the Court and in certain circumstances, a disqualification can be avoided."
Basically, the moral of the story here is not to be a total berk and drive at 110mph... And not to forget to go to the loo before leaving the house, just like yer mam taught you.