Police catch driver 'speeding at more than 100mph' on the M1

Nottinghamshire Police arrested a driver allegedly speeding at more than 100mph on the M1 in Nottinghamshire on Thursday (11 June).

The 23-year-old man was seen driving at 'over 100mph' on the M1 between Junctions 26 and 27.

After he was stopped as he left J26, officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis and the driver then failed a roadside drug test for the Class B drug.

The arrest was made during a dedicated roads policing operation by Nottinghamshire Police called Operation Tramline on the M1 and A1.

The operation saw officers use an unmarked HGV cab, supplied by Highways England, enabling them to observe driver behaviour from an elevated position as they carried out patrols.

The HGV allows police officers to film evidence of unsafe driving behaviour by pulling alongside vehicles and then the offending drivers are pulled over by police cars following behind.

Nottinghamshire Police’s Roads Policing Team dealt with 46 individuals over a four-day period.

The 23-year-old has since been released under investigation.

We run Operation Tramline five times a year which helps us to better detect and record evidence of unsafe driver behaviour.

Police Constable Phil Broughton