Truck driver banned for 89mph 'madness'
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Truck driver banned for driving at 89mph on the A66 in Cumbria

A lorry driver has been banned from the road for a year and given a suspended prison sentence after he was caught travelling at 89mph on the A66 near Brough.

Stanley James Yeagers, 71, of Harlestone Court, Grimsby, admitted dangerous driving for what he told a probation officer was "11 seconds of madness".

Carlisle Crown Court heard a police speed detection van caught the HGV travelling downhilll at 89mph as it overtook a car in June last year.

  • 18 Jun 2019