AM Online

Dealership worker sped through village at 84mph in employer’s car

Dealership's Ford Puma spotted speeding in Yorkshire village

A car dealership employee has been banned from driving after being caught speeding through a Yorkshire village at 86mph in a new Ford Puma owned by his employer.

Reece Dunn, from Skelton, near York, was caught by a police camera van parked in a 40mph speed limit zone just yards away from his home in the village, Harrogate Magistrates Court heard this week.

Traffic Constable Andrew Forth, from North Yorkshire Police’s Safety Camera Team Investigation Unit, attended his home two days after the offence and Dunn admitted being the driver.

He appeared at court this week, where he pleaded guilty to the speeding offence.

Dunn was disqualified from driving for 70 days and fined £400 with costs of £85 and a £40 surcharge.

Traffic Constable Forth said: “I welcome the disqualification issued by the courts - travelling at that speed is totally irresponsible.

"It’s all the more surprising that Dunn chose to do this in a vehicle which belonged to his employer and was literally around the corner from his family home.

“I hope that the penalty issued deterred others from travelling at speeds in excess of the speed limit in North Yorkshire.”

Automotive Management Live 2023







The UK's leading event for motor retailers - Thursday November 9, 2023.

​Automotive Management Live 2023 welcomes motor retail managers from across the UK to discover business improvements, to understand best practice and to network with fellow dealers and suppliers.

Topics this year will include agency business models, the brands now entering the UK new car market, used car stock management and more. It's free to attend, but you'll need to register.

Venue: NEC, Birmingham


If you are not a registered user your comment will go to AM for approval before publishing. To avoid this requirement please register or login.

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.