North West Wales

London charity worker banned for driving 122mph on Welsh road

The A5 at Dinmael Image copyright Google
Image caption A police officer holding a speed camera caught Alex Menhenett on the A5 at Dinmael

A charity worker has been banned from driving after being caught speeding at 122mph when a police officer heard the noise of a car accelerating hard.

Alex Menhenett was driving a Nissan GTR sports car more than twice the 60mph speed limit on the A5 at Dinmael, near Corwen, Wales in October 2017.

At Mold Magistrates' Court, the 32-year-old, from South Croydon, London, admitted speeding and was banned for 56 days and fined £760.

Menhenett said it was a "misjudgement".

Prosecutor Alun Williams described it as "a crazy speed" on a single carriageway road and magistrates said it was "quite deplorable".

Menhenett was caught by a police officer holding a speed camera who had heard the noise of the car accelerating hard from the Corwen direction, the court heard.

He represented himself and said: "It was a complete misjudgement on my behalf. "I have no excuse."

Menhenett was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £76 surcharge.

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