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Driver who filmed himself driving at 308kph jailed

Shaun Davis
Shaun Davis

A driver who filmed himself travelling at speeds of up to 192mph has been jailed for more than two years, police said.

Shaun Davis, 42, previously of Woodpecker Drive, Northampton, was accused of dangerous driving in high performance Audis and BMWs on Northamptonshire's roads.

Police released clips they said Davis had filmed of himself between 2012 and 2013 driving well in excess of the speed limit.

In one of them, the camera is fixed on the speedometer with a male voice counting up "120, 130, 140, 150, 160", before he adds his car is "flying".

He was found guilty of four counts of dangerous driving at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday, October 29, Northamptonshire Police said.

Davis was found not guilty of a further seven counts of dangerous driving.

His daughter Jordan Davis, 23, of Hove Road, Rushden, was found guilty of inciting or encouraging an offence of dangerous driving, officers added.

She was given a two-year driving disqualification and an 18-month conditional discharge.

Detective Inspector Greg Maides, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: "After examining Shaun Davis' mobile phones, we found multiple videos of him driving grossly in excess of the maximum national speed limit, with no regard for the safety of other motorists, pedestrians or himself.

"We are satisfied with the result, and hope that this will serve as a deterrent to him in the future."