Man sentenced for dangerous driving in Cheshire Date published: 5th December 2017 2.05pm

A Shrewsbury man who drove at speeds of up to 136mph on the A41 in Cheshire and Shropshire was found guilty of dangerous driving.

David Firmin, 48, from The Springs, Shrewsbury appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on 30 November 2017 where he was disqualified for 15months and ordered to take an extended retest. He was also ordered to carry out 300 hours unpaid community service work and pay £705 costs.

On 11 March 2017 Firmin drove his Lamborghini Huracan in a dangerous manner overtaking other motorists while driving at speeds well in excess of the national speed limit. At one point he reached 136mph on the A41, toward Prees, Shropshire.

The incident was recorded by the onboard video camera on an unmarked police motorcycle being ridden by an officer from Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Operations Team. The officer stopped the Lamborghini and summonsed Firmin to court.

Sergeant Brad Hughes from Cheshire Constabulary’s Motorcycle Operation Team, said: “The speeds Firmin was reaching were dangerous and irresponsible. He gave no regard for the safety of other road users despite the fact his actions could have resulted in the serious injury of others and himself. Our officers are out on the roads every day for this very reason and will continue to keep Cheshire roads safe by taking action against those who flout the law.”