Man Who Won Aston Martin For Day Is Caught Speeding

PUBLISHED: 17:40 19 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:35 04 May 2010

A MOTORIST who had won the use of an iconic Aston Martin car for the day was clocked at 101mph as he drove along the A14 in the borrowed vehicle, Ely magistrates were told. Kevin Cranstone, 44, explained his actions, saying he had increased his speed, aft

A MOTORIST who had won the use of an iconic Aston Martin car for the day was clocked at 101mph as he drove along the A14 in the borrowed vehicle, Ely magistrates were told.

Kevin Cranstone, 44, explained his actions, saying he had increased his speed, after a lorry drifted into his lane, and he wanted to avoid a collision. He had been returning the car to Nuneaton when he was caught by a speed camera.

Fining him £335, presiding magistrate Bryant Watson told Cranstone: "The A14 is one of the fastest and dangerous roads in the country, whether you are driving a powerful car or not.

"You put your own life at risk, and the lives of other people at risk. Remember, life is sweet."

Cranstone, of Gurton Road, Coggeshall, admitted speeding in the 07-registered car at Woolley on August 6. He was fined £335, six points were endorsed on his licence, and he must pay £35 costs and a £15 surcharge.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard