Friend of Prince Harry clocked at 129mph on A303

PRINCE Harry’s close friend Guy Pelly has been disqualified from driving after being clocked doing 129mph on the A303 near Cholderton.

Pelly, 30, was stopped by traffic police on the 70mph limit dual carriageway at 12.50pm on March 17 and was due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court on Friday.

The nightclub entrepreneur, who has been a friend of both Prince Harry and Prince William since school, did not turn up and his barrister, James Harrison told the court he was ill.

It was the second time Pelly had been ill when due to appear at court, and Mr Harrison told magistrates his client was happy for the case to proceed in his absence.

PC Adrian Ridley told the court he had spotted Pelly’s Audi R8 sports car from about 1km away and judged it was travelling “significantly faster” than the cars around it.

Mr Harrison said Pelly did not dispute he was speeding but claimed it was nowhere near as fast as the police officer said.

PC Ridley told the court he had more than 20 years’ experience and was satisfied there was nothing wrong with the equipment or the reading it gave.

He said: “It’s not an option at all that there was something wrong with the reading. I’m more than happy the speed I got on the device was the correct speed.”

The magistrates said they found the policeman credible and were satisfied the device was working accurately.

Pelly, of Sheffield Terrace, Kensington, London, was fined £750, ordered to pay £265 costs, and disqualified from driving for 56 days.

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8:32am Thu 13 Dec 12

SONIA Best says...

Seems to have got of a bit lightly.He will be back on the road in 8 weeks .
Seems to have got of a bit lightly.He will be back on the road in 8 weeks . SONIA Best
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11:38am Thu 13 Dec 12

bobrace51 says...

Hope the Salisbury Magistrates are proud with them selfs only 8 weeks ban for doing 129 MPH and in the middle of the day and the fine is a joke as well he would have that in loose change in his pocket.
Hope the Salisbury Magistrates are proud with them selfs only 8 weeks ban for doing 129 MPH and in the middle of the day and the fine is a joke as well he would have that in loose change in his pocket. bobrace51
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3:34pm Thu 13 Dec 12

IanMcL says...

A danger to society and not a good judge of his own speed, it appears - accusing the police of giving incorrect evidence in court?

Got form too!

"Land management graduate Pelly was previously banned from driving in 2007 when he admitted speeding at 90 mph on the M4 in his Volkswagen. On that occasion he unsuccessfully begged magistrates not to disqualify him, saying he needed to give lifts to his disabled mum.

Pelly was caught speeding in an Audi R8 V10 (£100k) which has a top speed of 197 mph

He appears to have got away with a very tiny fine.

Menace!
A danger to society and not a good judge of his own speed, it appears - accusing the police of giving incorrect evidence in court? Got form too! "Land management graduate Pelly was previously banned from driving in 2007 when he admitted speeding at 90 mph on the M4 in his Volkswagen. On that occasion he unsuccessfully begged magistrates not to disqualify him, saying he needed to give lifts to his disabled mum. Pelly was caught speeding in an Audi R8 V10 (£100k) which has a top speed of 197 mph He appears to have got away with a very tiny fine. Menace! IanMcL
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5:09pm Thu 13 Dec 12

bushranger says...

And no points on his licence -- or did I miss it ??
And no points on his licence -- or did I miss it ?? bushranger
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9:23pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Daytona2 says...

Excellent news ! Speed doesn't kill as the government propaganda suggests.
Excellent news ! Speed doesn't kill as the government propaganda suggests. Daytona2
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9:27pm Thu 13 Dec 12

DowntonDAN says...

So at no point between the speeds of 70 mph and 129 mph did this idiot decide to slow down.....

Caught speeding? - A one month ban for every 1mph over the limit should suffice - therefore keeping this very dangerous driver off our roads for 59 months.

The longer he has to catch the bus, the safer it will be for the rest of us.
So at no point between the speeds of 70 mph and 129 mph did this idiot decide to slow down..... Caught speeding? - A one month ban for every 1mph over the limit should suffice - therefore keeping this very dangerous driver off our roads for 59 months. The longer he has to catch the bus, the safer it will be for the rest of us. DowntonDAN
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12:24pm Fri 14 Dec 12

karlmarx says...

Daytona2 wrote:
Excellent news ! Speed doesn't kill as the government propaganda suggests.
Absolutely correct, it's the sudden deceleration to 0 MPH in less than 1 milli-second that kills.
[quote][p][bold]Daytona2[/bold] wrote: Excellent news ! Speed doesn't kill as the government propaganda suggests.[/p][/quote]Absolutely correct, it's the sudden deceleration to 0 MPH in less than 1 milli-second that kills. karlmarx
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1:53pm Fri 14 Dec 12

DIAF says...

One rule for the rich and one rule for the peasants....
One rule for the rich and one rule for the peasants.... DIAF
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6:21pm Fri 14 Dec 12

rantone says...

Being one of the peasants - sorry plebs in our society, just pleased that the disabled mother was not travelling with him this time. I fail to see how Mr Pelly could really enjoy driving at these speeds on the A303 as when I am on this stretch it is always busy. Also pleased to see that the magistrates found the police officer ' credible' and the device being used in order! The new Police and Crime Commissioner should have these details at hand for when the next offence by Mr Pelly is committed. Does this punishment really show a standard which Wiltshire seeks and what the police have to observe. Quite a thankless task for the officers.
Being one of the peasants - sorry plebs in our society, just pleased that the disabled mother was not travelling with him this time. I fail to see how Mr Pelly could really enjoy driving at these speeds on the A303 as when I am on this stretch it is always busy. Also pleased to see that the magistrates found the police officer ' credible' and the device being used in order! The new Police and Crime Commissioner should have these details at hand for when the next offence by Mr Pelly is committed. Does this punishment really show a standard which Wiltshire seeks and what the police have to observe. Quite a thankless task for the officers. rantone
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12:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Grampie says...

Does anybody know how many more deaths and injuries have occurred in Wiltshire since they closed the speed camera unit down?

Instead of people being employed to do this work, we now have volunteers pointing cameras and speeders get a letter. Tough on speeding, tough on the those that speed? Hardly.
Does anybody know how many more deaths and injuries have occurred in Wiltshire since they closed the speed camera unit down? Instead of people being employed to do this work, we now have volunteers pointing cameras and speeders get a letter. Tough on speeding, tough on the those that speed? Hardly. Grampie
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