Briton breaks speed record

LAST UPDATED: 19 May, 2009 @ 10:33
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Briton breaks speed record

A BRITISH driver is thought to have broken the Andalucian speeding record.

Alan McGregor Heron, originally from Glasgow, was clocked driving at 271km/h on the A-92A between Antequera and Baza.

The 56-year-old businessman, who lives in Marbella, was fined 3,600 euros and had his licence seized.

Heron was driving a Ferrari California (see picture) on temporary registration plates.

According to a spokesman for the Guardia Civil it is “completely unheard of” to be caught driving at this speed and rare to go much faster than 200km/h.

A patrol car had intercepted him as he approached Baza, north East of Granada.

He is not the only Briton to be in the news for bad driving. Last week a British pensioner on a mobility scooter took a wrong turn and ended up driving along a motorway. In other driving news a British man, 30, died after his van left the road and plunged down a steep cliff near Velez Malaga.

It was better news in Jerez, with only one motorbike death over the Jerez Grand Prix weekend.

While a further four bikers were injured in accidents, only one actually died in a head on crash near Arcos de la Frontera.

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  1. What type of ticket do you get when you break the speed in that way its bad enough that they give people tickets for going 5 MPH faster than the speed limit. I surprised that they didn’t give a attempted murder charge for reckless driving with a vehicle

  2. The Guardia should have 1) confiscated his car and 2) put this idiot in JAIL charged with Reckless Endangerment and 3) prohibited him from driving in Spain for 5 years.
    He’s a danger to the Public and proves the old saying, “the most DANGEROUS part of any car, is the NUT behind the steering wheel.

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