Mon, 22 Aug 2016
AN unemployed teenager who tried to outsmart police by giving a false name after being caught travelling at more than 100mph on the M4 near Newbury has been fined more than £300.
Djamel Said Benadjaoud was pulled over as he approached Junction 13 at 106mph in the early hours of Sunday, July 24.
The 19-year-old from London, who was also driving with no insurance, initially gave officers a false name in an attempt to hide the extent of his motoring offence.
However, savvy police officers confirmed his true identity through the use of a mobile fingerprint device.
Appearing at Reading Crown Court last Thursday, Mr Benadjaoud pleaded guilty to obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty, speeding, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
Defending, Tom Brymer told the court that his client’s girlfriend had suffered a miscarriage and Mr Benadjaoud was merely attempting to be by her side as quickly as he could.
However, magistrates were unsympathetic saying: “He could have tried anything else [to get there].
“It’s not just the fact you were driving fast, but that you weren’t insured either.
“If you had an accident other people could have been involved, other people could have been injured, they could have died.”
The teenager was fined a total of £330 and disqualified from driving for a period of six months.