Britain’s fastest speeder jailed after 189 mph highway ride that he videotaped himself

Gary Gastelu

A record-setting motorcycle rider won the booby prize when he was sentenced to 21 months in jail, after a court was shown a video that he shot of himself riding at 189 mph on a public road.

Adam Campion, 26, was facing five counts of dangerous driving based on video evidence found on his computer during a stolen motorcycle investigation in 2016 in Nottinghamshire, U.K., SWNS reported.

Among the clips of him doing wheelies in traffic, running red lights and riding on the wrong side of the road on various motorcycles was a close-up of a speedometer reading 189 mph as he sped down a two-lane highway.

Investigators used facial recognition technology to identify Campion in the videos, despite the fact that he was wearing helmet.

“I hope this prison sentence will make those who think it is acceptable to put themselves and others in danger by driving dangerously think twice,” Nottinghamshire Police Inspector Glenn Longden said.

“They are not above the law and no matter how long it takes; we will bring them to justice.”

Campion pleaded guilty last week to the moving violations, along with one for assisting an offender in the retention of stolen goods.

The previous record for fastest speeder caught in the U.K. was 172 mph, when Tim Brady was pulled over in a Porsche 911 Turbo in 2007. Brady, an exotic car rental delivery driver, was jailed for 10 weeks and given a three-year driving ban.


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