Police warning after man stopped on M62 driving at 138mph

Police have warned motorists against using the M62 like a “race track” after one driver was recorded driving at nearly double the speed limit in the early hours of this morning.

The driver was stopped at 1:47am this morning after being caught driving at 138mph through West Yorkshire.

Minutes later, a second driver was stopped along the same stretch of road, driving 119mph at 1:53am.

Taking to Twitter, the officer who stopped the drivers, known as Motorway Martin, said: "Treating the M62 like a race track will, at best, end up with an appearance before a magistrate. [And] at worst, result in a fatality."

It follows another incident on Thursday, where the same officer caught a motorist driving at speeds in excess of 130mph.

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