Motorist, 21, ‘I’m sorry for what I have done’ after being caught speeding on A11 at 154mph

Louie Howlett (left) leaving Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

Louie Howlett (left) leaving Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

A Lakenheath mechanic who was caught going 154mph in his Seat Leon on the A11 has been banned from driving for 56 days.

Louie Howlett, 21, of Lakenheath high street, admitted going more than double the national speed limit on the A11 southbound at Icklingham.

When quizzed by magistrates in Bury St Edmunds this morning what was going through his mind at the time, he said: “Not a great deal.”

“This really was a stupid thing to do, I hope you appreciate that fact, especially as you will be paying a lot of money for a long time,” said chairman of the magistrates Sue Burton-Griffiths.

Howlett was caught by an officer with a speed gun at 8.55pm on April 18 this year.


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Magistrates left the room to consider Howlett’s sentence, coming back with the 56-day ban and also handing him a £250 fine, plus additional costs bringing the total he owed the court up to £365.

“I’m very sorry for what I’ve done,” Howlett told the court.

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He said he had some “issues” at home and worked as a mechanic at Gorse Motors in Barnham.

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