Uninsured driver imprisoned after speeding down M4 at 106mph and then lying when stopped by police

By Jamie Hill - 6 February 2018


Man, 30, sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment after being caught speeding and giving false details

A man caught driving at 106mph on the M4 near Swindon has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment.  

Rikki Wyatt, aged 30, of Royate Hill, Bristol, was stopped by Tri-Force officers driving a Vauxhall Mokka at 5.10pm on 25 March 2017.  

When he was stopped, Wyatt provided false details to officers as he was driving with no insurance. He was summoned to court for the offence of driving with excess speed. 

However, he later contacted police to explain he had provided incorrect personal details and agreed to attend Gablecross police station where he was interviewed under caution.  

He was later charged with committing an act with intent to pervert the course of public justice and pleaded guilty to the offence. As well as the prison sentence, he was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115 when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court.  

PC Will Ayres said: “By providing incorrect personal details after he was stopped for driving 36mph over the speed limit on the motorway, Wyatt committed an offence of perverting the course of justice.  

“I cannot stress how important it is to drive within the speed limits. Wyatt was caught driving at 106mph which not only put himself at risk, but other road users. I’m satisfied with the sentence handed out to Wyatt and I hope this sends a clear message to motorists that we will do all that we can to target those drivers who continue to drive at excess speeds on our roads.”

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