The case of Louie Howlett, a 21-year old who drove at 154 mph on the A11 in Icklingham in Suffolk is to be referred to the sentencing council. Magistrates in Bury St. Edmunds gave Howlett a driving ban of 56-days, despite it being one of the worst speeding cases ever recorded in the country.
Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, confirmed that he would be referring the matter to the Sentencing Council. Suffolk Police also made an appeal against the leniency of the sentence.
A police spokesman said:
“This speed is truly staggering and shows a complete disregard for other road users”.