Church Langley man banned from driving after topping 150mph on M11

Crime / Sat 26th Jun 2021 at 02:40pm

TWO men who were caught driving dangerously on the M11 during the first national lockdown have been convicted at court.

Police Constable Gill Brettell, from the Chigwell Roads Policing Unit, was patrolling the M11 near Harlow on Friday 22 May last year.

At around 8.55pm, she saw two vehicles – a white Audi A3 and a black Mercedes 200D – travelling at excess speed and in close proximity to each other.

The cars were travelling between 140 and 150mph.

PC Brettell tried to pull the cars over onto the hard shoulder, but they sped off immediately.

Determined, she continued to pursue the black Mercedes, and arrested driver 21-year-old Xavier Palas-Caniah after he had left the M11.

Jarvis Monk, 20, who had been driving the Audi, was arrested later that evening at his home in Brewers End, Takeley.

Following a thorough investigation, the pair were charged with dangerous driving.

Due to the overwhelming evidence against them, Monk and Palas-Caniah entered guilty pleas at Basildon Crown Court.

On Tuesday 22 June, they were sentenced at the same court.

Caniah, of Challinor in Harlow, was handed a 10-month sentence which was suspended for two years.

Monk was sentenced to 8 months which was also suspended for two years.

They are both subject to a curfew between 8pm and 6am for the next three months, are disqualified from driving for two years and must take an extended test if they want to re-apply for their licence. They must do 240 hours of unpaid work each and, between them, they must pay £1400 in costs.

PC Brettell said: “The reckless actions of these young men were selfish and incredibly risky.

“They’ve now lost what’s most important to them – their licences.

“This is exactly the sort of driving that we see as a prelude to fatal collisions across the county, and I hope anyone else considering driving dangerously will think twice. It’s not clever, you will be caught, and we will convict you.”

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3 Comments for Church Langley man banned from driving after topping 150mph on M11:

2021-06-27 11:40:29

One up for the police - the Challinor one seems to fit a young driver who regularly has done well over 30 mph in Church Langley Way.

martin chapman
2021-06-27 12:55:40

take both cars and crush them

2021-06-27 18:14:05

Church Langley way , I observed tailgating twice while at max speed 30. guys kept giving horn and overtaked with offensive gesture. church Langley needs cleaning from these shits

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