Britain’s second fastest speeding ticket resulted in a $1,920 fine, 180 hours of community service and an 18-month driving ban.But no jail. Tech executive Tobias Baker escaped jail time after apologizing for his driving and telling the judge that his sick wife required his help at home, according to the Daily Mail.
The incident occurred in 2007:
Officers estimated that during a chase on a wet dual carriageway at night, Tobias Baker, 34, drove his Aston Martin Vantage at 160mph, the take-off speed of a fully loaded Boeing 757.
The chase began after PC Barry Humm, who was parked on a slip road of the A14 near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, saw Baker flash past at 110mph-120mph at around 9.15pm on October 16 last year.
Naomi Turner, prosecuting, said PC Humm accelerated up to 140mph in pursuit, but saw the distance between his car and the Aston Martin – which is capable of 180mph – was ‘increasing rapidly’ in the outside lane.
Since then Baker has traded in his Aston Martin for a Volkswagon Passat.
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