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Soldier caught speeding appears before Solihull Magistrates.

A SOLDIER ‘struggling to settle back into life in the UK’ has racked up six points on his licence after he was caught travelling over 100mph on the motorway.

A SOLDIER ‘struggling to settle back into life in the UK’ has racked up six points on his licence after he was caught travelling over 100mph on the motorway.

Joseph Jones pleaded guilty at Solihull Magistrates Court to speeding along the M6 Toll, between junctions 6 and 7 on December 28 last year.

In a statement read out in court on Monday, the 25-year-old told magistrates this was his first major journey since returning from Libya, where he was required to drive at exceptionally high speeds.

He added: “I was required to fully immerse myself in local life. I have also spent six months in Afghanistan and nine months in operational conditions and I have struggled to re-adjust to normality in the UK.”

Police followed Jones along the stretch of motorway and recorded an average speed of 106mph, where the limit is 70mph, prosecutor Colin Heald told the court.

The defendant, from Gwynedd, Wales, was also fined £265, told to pay £80 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

 

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