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Banned driver taunts: ‘I’m still going to drive, catch me if you can’

Man clocked doing 265 kmh on highway in his Audi R8 Spyder

Published July 31, 2013
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Here’s a young man who’s just begging to be shackled, jailed and then microchipped for life.

Shiad Mahmoon, 24, of Greater Manchester, England, was in court yesterday to face charges for speeding last month, Metro UK reported. Police helicopters had clocked him at 165 mph (265 kmh) — the highest speed ever recorded by police — and speculate he might have been going even faster in his $150,000, souped-up Audi R8 Spyder.

Court also heard he has previous convictions for driving while disqualified and driving without due care and attention. Mahmoon, who represented himself in court and changed his plea to not guilty, denied any previous convictions and said he can’t remember the incident that led to the latest charges because he has a brain injury.

He was handed a fine of about $800 (Cdn), which he said he was unable to pay immediately, and banned from driving for three years.

As he left the courtroom, Mahmoon taunted: “I’m still going to drive — catch me if you can.”

Video: Police footage of Mahmoon’s car speeding on highway.

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