Man jailed after filming himself speeding at 192mph
09/11/2015 Highways Reporters
A Northamptonshire man who filmed himself driving high-speed cars on roads at speeds of up to 192mph has been jailed for two years and four months.
Shaun Davis, 42, formerly of Woodpecker Drive, Northampton, pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of dangerous driving.
He was accused of driving dangerously between 2012 and 2014, in high performance cars, including BMWs and Audis, on Northamptonshire roads, including the A45 between Earls Barton and Wellingborough, A6 at Rushden, A509, a single carriageway road near to the village of Bozeat, A5028, A5001 and the A605.
The prosecution argued that Davis had filmed himself during these episodes of driving. Davis’ face could not be seen in any of the footage and he claimed that it was not him on the films.
He was found guilty by a jury, of four counts of dangerous driving, at Northampton Crown Court on 29 October 2015. He was found not guilty on seven counts and a hung jury returned on one count.
The four counts, Davis was found guilty of, saw him driving at speeds of between 150mph – 192mph, on a number of roads including the A6 and A45.
The judge sentenced him to 28 months in prison and gave him a 10-year driving disqualification.
His daughter Jordan Davis, 23, of Hove Road, Rushden, was found guilty of inciting or encouraging an offence of dangerous driving. She was given a two year driving disqualification and an 18-month conditional discharge.
Footage showed her entering the driver’s side of a Nissan GTR. She is then believed to have switched into the passenger side of the car and encouraged the driver, before the car reached excess speeds.
Detective Inspector Greg Maides, from the East Midlands special operations unit, said: “After examining Shaun Davis’ mobiles 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.”