A SPEEDING driver told police that "my baby only stays asleep at this speed".

The motorist was stopped by Dorset Police's No Excuse team in Iwerne Minster on Sunday.

A spokesman said: "Whilst we were there we detected a total of eight vehicles exceeding the speed limit, all of which were stopped and dealt with by the team.

"Some of the excuses we received were: 'My baby only stays asleep at this speed'; 'I’m taking my son to football and we are running late';  'Sorry I’m rushing to the beach to get some sun'."