Birmingham & Black Country

Aston Expressway 100mph drink-driver banned

Shot of the Aston Expressway Image copyright Google
Image caption Police followed Hamilton until he got onto the M6 northbound

A man has been banned from driving for two years after being caught speeding at 100mph in a 30mph zone, while twice the drink-drive limit.

Triston Hamilton was filmed on part of the A38(M) Aston Expressway, in Birmingham, which had been reduced to two lanes because of roadworks.

He was stopped on the M6 northbound last month where he gave a breath test reading of 74mcg in 100ml of breath.

The 30-year-old, from Wolverhampton, told magistrates he had "no excuses".

'Others at risk'

He said he had since sold his car, a Volkswagen Scirocco.

Sentencing Hamilton, who represented himself at Birmingham Magistrates' Court, District Judge Robert Zara said: "Clearly travelling at that speed in the way that you did, you were putting yourself and others at risk.

"For driving with excess alcohol - you were almost twice the legal limit - in normal circumstances, I would be considering a disqualification for a period of around 20 months or so.

"But because of the excess speed, I am going to impose a disqualification of two years."

He was also fined £665.

Hamilton, a barber and builder, of Fordhouse Road, Bushbury, was arrested in the early hours of 25 January.

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