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Two Men Arrested After Audi Filmed Driving At 201MPH Down Motorway

Two Men Arrested After Audi Filmed Driving At 201MPH Down Motorway

The car was doing nearly three times the motorway speed limit

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Police have arrested two people after a video emerged showing an Audi travelling down the M23 motorway at 201 miles per hour.

That's a ridiculous speed to be doing on any public road, and dangerous as well. Let alone the fact that they filmed themselves doing it.

How stupid do you have to be?

In the clip, the car can be seen accelerating out of a slip road onto the motorway whilst the driver films the speedometer heading northwards at quite a rate.

Within around five seconds the car manages to get from 61mph up to 116mph. That's already way too far above the speed limit to be safely driving.

Then, the driver begins to weave about in the road, creating yet more potentially dangerous situations for both his car and the other road users.

All the while, the person driving the car has just one hand on the wheel. There's so much wrong, here.

Eventually, as the camera continues to focus in on the speedo, the car tops out travelling at 201mph.

That's nearly three times the maximum speed limit. Bloody hell.

The £92,000 Audi RS6 was then identified by Sussex Police as having been driving on the M23 between Gatwick and Crawley.

After the footage went viral online, Sussex Police shared it themselves and came up with the result they were looking for in the end.

Sussex Police

The investigating officers figured out that they were on the southbound carriageway and then eventually managed to track down and seize the black vehicle.

A 38-year-old man from Crawley was then arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

A second man was then arrested and charged with suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, as well as dangerous driving.

He's been released on conditional bail until July 9.

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, speaking on behalf of Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: "As part of this complex investigation, we have pursued a number of lines of enquiry which has led to the arrest of two suspects.

"However, our enquiries are ongoing and we are still urging anyone with any information about the incident to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Checkmate."

He added: "Speeding is one of the four most common causes of fatal and serious injury collisions, and we will not tolerate these offences on our roads.

"While the vast majority of motorists stay within the speed limits, there is a small minority who put themselves and others at risk. There is no excuse for speeding at any time, and we will actively investigate any offences committed."

You can also report incidents of dangerous driving via Operation Crackdown, and by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or on their website.

Featured Image Credit: Sussex Police

Topics: UK News, Cars