On Air Now

YO1 Radio's Nightshift

Midnight - 7:00am

A police traffic constable who once warned speeding drivers "this is Selby not Silverstone" has been sacked after being caught driving at 154mph.

As reported by The Press at the time, North Yorkshire Police traffic constable Adam Smith issued the Silverstone warning when he took part in a crackdown on street racing in the county in 2022.

However, following a hearing at Police Headquarters in Northallerton on May 24 this year, Smith was dismissed from North Yorkshire Police after he was caught speeding.

The officer was clocked on two occasions during the same journey, driving at 154mph and 98mph.

The hearing into Smith's conduct found that both speeding incidents happened on the A1(M) northbound. There was no policing purpose for the excessive speed, the hearing was told.

 

READ NEXT:



YOU’LL FIND MORE ON THIS STORY AND OTHERS AT www.yorkpress.co.uk OR PICK UP YOUR COPY OF THE NEWSPAPER ITSELF AVAILABLE SIX DAYS A WEEK AT YOUR LOCAL NEWSAGENT

 

More from Latest News

Weather in North Yorkshire

Brought to you in association with Flamingo Land Resort. 

 

  • Sun

    20°C

  • Mon

    23°C

  • Tue

    21°C

  • Wed

    23°C

Recently Played

Listen Live