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Romanian Woman Caught Speeding Said She 'Didn't Realise' She Was Back In England

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Romanian Woman Caught Speeding Said She 'Didn't Realise' She Was Back In England

A Romanian national who was caught doing 103mph down the M4 told court she 'didn't realise' she was back in England.

Mariana Minea, 30, had just returned to the UK from Romania when she was spotted going more than 30mph over the speed limit, the Swindon Advertiser reports.

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Minea was clocked in the early hours of the morning on 25 October last year and appearing in court this week admitted she 'didn't pay attention' to how fast she was going.

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Speaking at Swindon Magistrates' Court earlier this month, she said: "The weather was alright. I had just come back from Romania. Everything was really late.

"I think I didn't realise I was in England, so I didn't pay attention to the speed to be honest."

Minea, who lives in Trowbridge in Wiltshire, admitted to speeding and was fined £576 and given six penalty points.

She was also ordered to pay £110 in costs to the Wiltshire Police and told to pay a £58 surcharge.

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Chair of the bench Simon Wolfenshohn said: "This was a serious speed, but having heard about all of the circumstances of the case we feel it's appropriate to deal with this by imposing penalty points on your licence."

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Earlier this year, a motorist in South Yorkshire who was clocked doing 115mph on a motorway told cops he was speeding as he was 'desperate' to use the toilet.

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South Yorkshire Police's Operational Support Unit posted to Facebook about the bizarre encounter, writing: "The bit of kit in the picture is in one of our marked cars.

"The reading on the bit of kit came about when said marked car followed another vehicle along the M18 last weekend.

"As much as we would sometimes love to have a cloaking device in our cars, we didn't need it for this chap.

"Our BMW 530, in high-vis Battenberg, was able to follow him for some distance without him checking his mirrors and seeing we were there.

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"The driver's excuse? He was desperate for the toilet having driven all the way up from London."

However, the police were having none of it and said the driver would be going off to court.

South Yorkshire Police added: "Despite his desperation, he seemed able enough to sit with us quite comfortably for ten minutes while our colleague broke out his pen and spoiled some paper."

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Topics: UK News, crime

Claire Reid
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