Street racer named and banned after being clocked at 100mph

A street racer has been banned after being clocked tearing down a road at more than 100mph. near North Warwickshire. Police responded to complaints of racing – as people watched on - along the A38 Sutton Coldfield bypass during the early hours of January 27.

They clocked Keiran Stewart driving in excess of 100mph before he was pulled over by officers. The 27-year-old, from Telford was arrested.

He admitted dangerous driving and was given a suspended 20 week prison sentence at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday ( May 28).

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He was disqualified from getting behind the wheel again for 18 months and he must also sit an extended test in order to hold a driving licence in the future. As well as that, he has to complete 100 hours community service within 12 months and fined over £230.

It comes as West Midlands Police continue its two dedicated stings - codenamed Operation Triton and Operation Hercules - to crack down on nuisance drivers.

Operation Hercules specifically targets those who take part in street racing or car cruising where vehicles are driven in an anti-social or dangerous manner. In some parts of the region, including Birmingham as well as Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall, have High Court injunctions in place which bans racers and car cruisers.

Incidents of street racing can be reported to police on Live Chat on the website or by calling 101.

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