The head of a British police force’s traffic unit was fined and received six penalty points on his licence today after doing more than 100mph on a motorway.
Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Thomas was caught doing 104mph on the M6 toll road.
He was fined and had his licence endorsed by North Staffordshire Magistrates sitting at Stoke.
Thomas said: “On the day in question, the driving and road conditions were good and I was part of a group of around 15 cars all doing around the same speed.
“I considered that my manner of driving was safe.
“However, exceeding the speed limit by this amount is unacceptable and I sincerely regret my error of judgment.
“Excessive speed is a contributory factor in many road traffic incidents and it is everyone’s duty to drive safely and at a reasonable speed at all times.
“I remain committed to reducing the number of serious road traffic accidents that occur in Greater Manchester.”
A UK Force spokeswoman said: “Mr Thomas is responsible for traffic duties at Greater Manchester Police and that responsibility will remain.”