By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 11 Nov 2019 • 17:00
GUARDIA Civil nicked a driver for clocking 220 kilometres per hour on a Caceres motorway thanks to a video posted on Instagram.
The images reportedly recorded by the passenger and uploaded to social media in October show a vehicle doing the excessive speed on the EX-A2 on which the limit is 120 kilometres per hour.
The Guardia’s GIAT Traffic Investigation and Analysis Group detected the video and set about identifying the person who posted it, leading to the detention of a 27-year old man.
The Guardia issued a press release about the incident in which they issued a warning to motorists about the “danger of this type of conduct.”
The offence could result in a three to six-month prison sentence, a fine of between 31 and 90 days’ community service, on top of a one to four-year driving ban.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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