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YouTubers Sentenced After Driving More Than 100mph For Video

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YouTubers Sentenced After Driving More Than 100mph For Video

Two YouTubers have been sentenced for dangerous driving after videos showed them travelling in Porsches at more than 100mph. You can watch an excerpt from their video below:

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David Murray and Timur Khayrov, both aged 30, filmed themselves as they drove from their homes in Scotland to North Wales in March 2020.  

The incriminating content, which had been filmed in the style of Top Gear, was recorded for YouTube channel Vehicle Villains - but it was also seen by police, who charged the pair with dangerous driving. 

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David Murray. Credit: CPS
David Murray. Credit: CPS

Murray had managed to reach speeds up to 116mph, and Khayrov at speeds of up to 105mph, along roads in Conwy and Gwynedd last year. 

In the footage, Murray can be seen in a yellow Porsche 718 Spyder while Khayrov travels in a white Porsche GT3.  

They can be heard describing the length of the B4391 between Bala and Ffestiniog as ‘the greatest driving road in the UK’. 

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Credit: CPS
Credit: CPS

At one point, they pull in after speeding along the stretch of road and Khayrov – who is from Glasgow – says with a laugh: “That was sick.” 

Murray – who is from Aberdeen – says to the camera: “That was just unbelievable.” 

The duo were charged with dangerous driving, and have now both been handed an eight month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, at Caernarfon Crown Court.  

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Murray and Khayrov, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, have also been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.  

Timur Khayrov. Credit: CPS
Timur Khayrov. Credit: CPS

They have been banned from driving for 18 months, and will have to take an extended re-test before they are allowed to drive again.  

On top of this, they were each ordered to pay £540 costs, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. 

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Andrew Warman, of the CPS, said: "The two men showed a complete disregard for the safety of other road users which could have had devastating consequences. 

"They treated these public roads as if they were a private racetrack and it's fortunate that nobody was seriously injured. 

"The CPS authorised charges of dangerous driving after reviewing the evidence submitted by the police." 

Credit: CPS
Credit: CPS
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According to the BBC, a sentencing hearing heard how Murray and Khayrov had cut corners and drove on the wrong side of the road.

They had been heading to a track day at Alton Park, Cheshire, but came a day early and headed into North Wales.

Sentencing, Judge Nicola Jones said: "The aggravating factor is the filming of the driving.

"It may not have been your intention to encourage others to come to Snowdonia and drive in a dangerous manner, but that's what you did."

Both men are said to have now sold their Porsches.

Featured Image Credit: CPS

Topics: Cars, UK News, YouTube

Jess Hardiman
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