Man avoids jail after driving at 115mph through Solihull and breaching injunction - The Solihull Observer

Man avoids jail after driving at 115mph through Solihull and breaching injunction

Solihull Editorial 30th Aug, 2019   0

A MAN has avoided jail after driving at 115mph through Solihull and breaching an injunction against car cruising.

Sam Jones, 28, from Kingsbury, was found to have been car cruising on August 25.

Cruising involves drivers meeting on the public highway causing danger or nuisance to the public.

Solihull Council says Jones is thought to have been travelling at 115mph when he was pulled over by police on Bickenhill Parkway.




The borough is covered by a Car Cruise Injunction Order which was granted on August 18, 2016, prohibiting the activity.

Jones admitted to the breach, along with one futher earlier that day in Lindrige Road Bridge and Bassets Pole area, and was convicted at Coventry Combined Court in the High Court at a hearing on August 26.


Presiding over the case HHJ Mithani QC sentenced Jones to 20 weeks imprisonment, suspended for a period of 12 months.

Jones was also ordered to pay the council £779.

Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities, said: “This is a fantastic result for the council and for local residents. It sends a clear message that breaches of court orders are viewed seriously and will not be tolerated.

“Car cruising is not just a minor nuisance, it demonstrates a disregard for the wellbeing and safety of others.

“This reckless and dangerous behaviour endangers other road users and members of the public and is not something we are prepared to put up with in Solihull.

“Where groups or individuals flout these rules we will take enforcement action and prosecute.”

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