Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/24/uk_speeding_record/

London man coughs to 172mph Porsche jaunt

Sets new UK record for illicit excess velocity

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 24th August 2007 15:09 GMT

A 33-year-old London man has pleaded guilty to driving a Porsche 911 at 172mph on the A420 in Oxfordshire, the BBC reports.

Timothy Brady, of Harrow, was snared in a routine speed check near Kingston Bagpuize, and admitted his high-speed escapade at Oxford Crown Court. He denied a further charge of aggravated vehicle taking, and will be sentenced in September.

Brady's impressive velocity rap "is thought to be the highest recorded in the UK for such an offence", the Beeb notes. ®