A driver was apprehended last Thursday in Torre Pacheco for travelling at 171 km/h on the RM-19 road during one of the speed checks set up by the Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia in their road safety campaign. The speed he clocked was double the official limit which is only 100km/h.
The speed check was set up during the afternoon of Thursday 5th July on the RM-19 motorway (A-30 to San Javier) in the municipality of Torre Pacheco, a road which is often used by people on their way to second homes on the coastline of the Region of Murcia, at a point where there have been many accidents due to excessive speeding and “distractions”, according to the Guardia Civil press release.
A vehicle shot past the checkpoint at high speed and officers, further down the carriageway pulled it in. On checking the driver details, they then discovered to their astonishment, that the driver held a type B licence, which means that he is subjected to a restriction due to physical disability which means that he is not allowed to drive at over 80 km/h on this type of road. As such he was 91km/h over the legal speed limit for his licence classification, and therefore he was placed under arrest and is now awaiting trial for an offence against road safety.
The official report states that an individual identified as A.R.I., aged 18 and of Spanish nationality, living in Murcia, has been placed under arrest on charges of exceeding the speed limit and an offence against road safety and has been placed in the hands of Magistrates Court Nº 4 in San Javier (Murcia).
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