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Man clocked doing 115mph on Canal Road in Bradford while three times over the limit for cannabis

Rayhan Rashid, 26, was clocked doing 115mph on Canal Road in Bradford while three times over the limit for cannabis
Rayhan Rashid, 26, was clocked doing 115mph on Canal Road in Bradford while three times over the limit for cannabis


Rayhan Rashid, 26, was clocked doing 115mph on Canal Road in Bradford while three times over the limit for cannabis

A MAN caught by police doing 115mph in Bradford city centre while more than three times the drug driving limit has been jailed for just 28 days.

Rayhan Rashid, 26, was seen by an officer conducting speed checks at the junction of Canal Road and Valley Road just after midnight on June 22 last year.

He was driving a grey BMW that was approaching the officer with a VW Golf, with both cars overtaking one another as they sped towards the junction.

Prosecutor Alicia Kaye told Bradford Crown Court that the cars were clocked doing 115mph in a 40mph zone, with the officer stating that both vehicles were “still accelerating” as they continued away from the area.


After he decided to give chase, the Golf disappeared, but Rashid was tracked heading towards Shipley at speeds of around 90mph. As the pursuit continued, Rashid turned into Frizinghall Road, overtaking a car waiting to turn left.

He accelerated away from the pursuing officer once again before suddenly pulling over to the side of the road and stopping.

As the officer approached the BMW, he could smell cannabis.

He performed a roadside drug wipe test, and Rashid’s reading was three-and-a-half times the legal limit for the drug.

Rashid appeared before magistrates in January where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed drug limit, also receiving an interim driving ban.




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