Police have branded a motorist ‘reckless’ after catching him doing 150 mph (241 kph) with four young children in his car.
Keith Millard, who was stopped on the A1 in England, was travelling with two six-month-old twins – neither of whom was wearing a seatbelt – and a two-year-old boy in the footwell. A one-year-old girl was asleep between the two twins.
Millard, 27, was jailed for 20 weeks at Peterborough Crown Court on June 17 after admitting charges of dangerous driving and driving without insurance.
Millard told officers he was trying to get to Dover in time to board the last ferry to Germany after missing a vessel in Hull, police said.
Their investigations revealed the Mercedes was Millard’s father’s, but he was not insured to drive it.
Sergeant Gordon Murray, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: “It is shocking to think of the danger that Millard put these young children in.
“Not only would any collision, or loss of control, at such speeds have potentially tragic consequences for both the driver and other road users, but the effect on unrestrained toddlers would almost certainly have been fatal.
“It is only through sheer luck, that no one was injured or killed by his driving and this case should send a strong message that such reckless behaviour will not be tolerated by police or the courts.”
Millard was also banned from driving for three years and will have to sit a further test before being given his licence back.
He was ordered to pay £600 costs and a £100 victim surcharge.
The UK speed limit on a dual-carriageway road is 70mph.