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Fury over 159mph cop

Post by Hawq » Thu May 19, 2005 1:29 pm

Amazingly, a judge let the 38-year-old traffic policeman off scot free yesterday, saying he presented no danger to other road users.

And it proved there is one rule for police and another for every other motorist, furious protesters said last night.

They BLASTED PC Milton, who roared around for an hour on a test drive, often exceeding 100mph.

And they LASHED district judge Bruce Morgan, who yesterday cleared the cop of dangerous driving and five speeding charges.

The protesters included the RAC, road safety groups and dad Brian Stevens, whose 12-year-old daughter Sadie lost a leg when she was hit by a police car on a crossing.

Brian, 52, of Birmingham, called the PC Milton case a ?joke?. And he said: ?The idea this man can commit these speeds and walk free is unbelievable. There is one rule for us and one for the police.?

The RAC?s Philip Hale said ?most ordinary motorists? would interpret the case the same way as Mr Stevens.
The 'excuse' given?
He had not driven it before and was ?familiarising? himself with its handling so he would know how to use it safely in an emergency.

An on-board camera recorded he hit 159mph on the M54 and was still doing 120mph as he came off on a slip road.

He reached 125mph on the A41, 137mph on the A5 and even did 100mph on a minor road, the B5060.
But Judge Morgan, sitting in Ludlow, ruled he had not posed a threat to pedestrians or other motorists.

But the RAC?s Mr Hale said: ?When would an officer have to drive that fast on operational duties??

Mary Williams, head of road safety group Brake, said: ?Police should not be showing other drivers how to flout the law.?
source one law for them another for the rest of us :roll:
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Post by Roofus » Thu May 19, 2005 1:35 pm

I was about to post this
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Post by Matt » Thu May 19, 2005 2:48 pm

Where did he drive that fast, was it single lane?

My uncles an officer, i've been in a car with him at 145Mph. The speed wasn't justifyable but it was a very safe situation suprisingly

Having said that, I think the whole attitude on speed is different between the Police. Which is obviously wrong
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Post by Hawq » Fri May 20, 2005 1:23 pm

It was on the M54, though he was doin 120 on the slip road & over a ton on a roads as well, so its bad no matter what road you want to look at really
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Post by Smurph » Sun May 22, 2005 3:27 pm

I'm pretty sure this "one law for them, one law for the rest of us" thing applies in the US, also.
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Post by Matt » Sun May 22, 2005 3:31 pm

120 on the slip road
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Post by CoasterKing » Sun May 22, 2005 7:14 pm

Pathetic :roll: This kind of hypocritical bollocks happens all the time too.
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Post by BaldMonk » Sun May 22, 2005 10:23 pm

Aren't there any smart cops in any country these days?
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Post by Smurph » Mon May 23, 2005 6:51 am

Apparently not. Although personally, I'd rather have them going faster than me, but not that fast. That way, they can't bust me for speeding. :D
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Post by AuroEdge » Mon May 23, 2005 8:05 am

They only let him off because his skin is white. kekeke j/k
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