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Driver caught doing 100mph as exhaust sparks on road on M20 near Maidstone

ByEleanor Perkins

A driver was caught doing more than 100mph in a 50mph zone - after being spotted by police because his exhaust pipe was sparking on the ground.

Officers halted the man heading towards junction 8 of the M20 near Maidstone.

When he stopped for officers, he failed a "drug wipe" and was also found to be in possession of cannabis.

Police stopped the driver who was speeding on the M20. Stock picture
Police stopped the driver who was speeding on the M20. Stock picture

Kent Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted: "Vehicle seen driving over 100mph in the 50mph limits towards junction 8.

"The car stuck out like a sore thumb as the exhaust was sparking on the ground!

"Male stopped and driver failed roadside drug wipe and found to be in possession of cannabis. #byebyelicence."

Officers have arrested a 30-year-old man from Herne Bay on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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