Motorist banned for speeding at 84mph in fog

FAST: Hembrow caught on camera

FAST: Hembrow caught on camera

First published in News

A DRIVER was caught speeding in fog at 84mph in a 30mph zone.

Edward Hembrow, 29, was speeding along Cuddesdon Road, Horspath in his Mercedes E250 at about 8.30am on January 21 when he was caught on a police video camera.

Pc Steve Moses said Hembrow – who admitted dangerous driving – said someone could have been seriously injured or killed.

Yesterday police also revealed that during a safety check in Watlington Road in Cowley one driver was caught shaving and another was brushing his teeth.

Hembrow pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on February 28 and on Friday magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month community order and 200 hours of unpaid work.

Pc Moses, based at Banbury police station, who led the investigation, said after the hearing that the offence took place within a mile of Hembrow’s home at The Green in Horspath.

He added: “The driver is very lucky, and people in the community are very lucky that he did not injure or kill someone.

“This sort of driving will not be tolerated on our roads and Thames Valley Police will seek prosecution of any drivers who flout the law.

“It was by pure luck that someone was not seriously injured or killed, especially when you bear in mind the poor weather conditions, location, time of day and the speed involved.”

Hembrow was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Pc Moses said Hembrow would have to sit an extended driving test at the end of the ban.

In Cowley yesterday, 25 other drivers were caught with no seatbelt, while 10 were on the phone. One car was seized because the tax disc was seven months out of date.

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1:25pm Wed 26 Mar 14

southoxonman says...

If the figure of 84mph in a 30mph area is correct then he should face a very long ban indeed. Sadly the article doesnt mention how long he was banned for ? This is almost suicidal not dangerous driving
If the figure of 84mph in a 30mph area is correct then he should face a very long ban indeed. Sadly the article doesnt mention how long he was banned for ? This is almost suicidal not dangerous driving southoxonman
  • Score: 8

1:54pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skye53 says...

Should have is licence taken away for life .they want to show him films of road traffic accidents it might change is driving habits
Should have is licence taken away for life .they want to show him films of road traffic accidents it might change is driving habits skye53
  • Score: 8

1:56pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Sid Hunt says...

"Hembrow was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. " quoted from above article - unless this has been added since the above post
"Hembrow was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. " quoted from above article - unless this has been added since the above post Sid Hunt
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

William Stroudley, Sandford on Thames says...

Should have been given as a minimum, a 5 year ban!
Should have been given as a minimum, a 5 year ban! William Stroudley, Sandford on Thames
  • Score: 6

10:55am Thu 27 Mar 14

train passenger says...

Unfortunately it seems like dangerous driving is not just restricted to the one lunatic. What about the 10 people on the phone, the person shaving and the other one brushing their teeth? Whether I am driving, cycling or walking, I see this kind of behaviour a lot on the road and it is good the police are putting some effort into stopping it.
Unfortunately it seems like dangerous driving is not just restricted to the one lunatic. What about the 10 people on the phone, the person shaving and the other one brushing their teeth? Whether I am driving, cycling or walking, I see this kind of behaviour a lot on the road and it is good the police are putting some effort into stopping it. train passenger
  • Score: 1

9:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

dave from witney says...

southoxonman wrote:
If the figure of 84mph in a 30mph area is correct then he should face a very long ban indeed. Sadly the article doesnt mention how long he was banned for ? This is almost suicidal not dangerous driving
Hembrow was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
[quote][p][bold]southoxonman[/bold] wrote: If the figure of 84mph in a 30mph area is correct then he should face a very long ban indeed. Sadly the article doesnt mention how long he was banned for ? This is almost suicidal not dangerous driving[/p][/quote]Hembrow was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. dave from witney
  • Score: 0

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