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    Driver jailed for doing 150mph with no-seatbelt infants




    A man has been jailed for speeding at 150mph (240 km/h) with four young children who were not wearing seatbelts in the back of his car.

    Keith Millard, 27, from Doncaster, was spotted by officers on the A1 at Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire on 14 September.

    They found six-month-old twins in car seats, a girl, aged one, between them and a boy, aged two, in the footwell.

    Millard was jailed for 20 weeks after admitting dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

    Millard's black Mercedes was spotted by officers carrying out speed checks on the busy dual carriageway.


    'Shocking' danger

    He was stopped later on the A14, at about 21:35 BST, when the vehicle "slowed to about 90mph (145 km/h) due to heavy traffic, allowing officers to catch up", a Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said.

    Millard, of Moss Road, who also had a female passenger with him, told officers he was trying to get to Dover in time to board the last ferry to Germany after missing a vessel in Hull.

    Investigations revealed the Mercedes was Millard's father's, and he was not insured to drive it.

    Millard, who admitted the offences at a hearing at Peterborough Crown Court on 17 June, was banned from driving for three years and will have to sit a further test to get his licence back.

    Sgt Gordon Murray said: "It is shocking to think of the danger that Millard put these young children in.

    "Not only would any collision, or loss of control at such speeds have potentially tragic consequences for both the driver and other road users, but the effect on unrestrained toddlers would almost certainly have been fatal.

    "It is only through sheer luck that no-one was injured or killed by his driving."


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    I really wish that parents who are so stupid should be jailed in Thailand also.

    But maybe not enough prisons to keep them all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickmansucks View Post
    I really wish that parents who are so stupid should be jailed in Thailand also.
    Here, some have little or no alternative. That and a village life way of thinking. They are a little more attentive when they are no drunk and have children with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stickmansucks View Post
    I really wish that parents who are so stupid should be jailed in Thailand also.
    Here, some have little or no alternative. That and a village life way of thinking. They are a little more attentive when they are no drunk and have children with them.
    And in defence, they're not moving along at 150mph either.

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    I'm surprised this guy wasn't impaired by drugs/drink as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stickmansucks View Post
    I really wish that parents who are so stupid should be jailed in Thailand also.
    Here, some have little or no alternative. That and a village life way of thinking. They are a little more attentive when they are no drunk and have children with them.
    I think they do have an alternative to no crash helmets and five to a bike, the alternative is called common sense, something sadly lacking here.

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