An Irishman has been arrested after he was caught speeding at 285kmh on a motorway near Madrid last week.
He was spotted driving a Porsche with a British licence plate on the AP-6 toll motorway near the municipality of El Espinar, near Segovia in Castilla y Leon by a Spanish police helicopter that was carrying out speed checks in the area.
The Spanish Directorate-General for Traffic ( DGT) released the footage on Friday June 17 on Twitter stating “Caught driving at 285 km/h on the AP-6, when the speed limit is 120 km/h. This is an Irish citizen who was driving a high-end 🚗, with British number plates. The driver is being investigated for an alleged #offence against #RoadSafety.”
It is believed that the speed of 285 kmh is the highest ever recorded by the Civil Guard.
Pillado circulando a 285 km/h por la AP-6, cuando el límite de #velocidad es 120 km/h. Se trata de un ciudadano irlandés que conducía un 🚗 de alta gama, con matrícula de Gran Bretaña. El conductor está siendo investigado por un supuesto #delito contra la #SeguridadVial.#AsíNo pic.twitter.com/5GpkpxNHdC
— Dir. Gral. Tráfico (@DGTes) June 17, 2022