Sussex motorist clocked at 103mph - then blamed his dyslexia

The Argus: Sussex motorist clocked at 103mph - then blamed his dyslexia Sussex motorist clocked at 103mph - then blamed his dyslexia

A motorist clocked at 103mph claimed he didn’t know how fast he was driving because he’s dyslexic.

Matthew Cook was spotted weaving in and out of traffic as he sped along the A27 between Falmer and Hollingbury, Brighton.

Witnesses reported the 40-year-old, who is terminally ill, was smoking a cigarette and gesticulating rudely to other drivers while under and overtaking other vehicles.

Yesterday Recorder Christopher Morris-Coole banned Cook, who admitted a count of dangerous driving, from driving for three years and ordered him to take an extended driving test.

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5:19pm Sat 7 Aug 10

tombraider59 says...

Did he think he was driving at 301 mph instead then!!! Or perhaps it was 13 - unlucky for some!
Did he think he was driving at 301 mph instead then!!! Or perhaps it was 13 - unlucky for some! tombraider59

5:52pm Sat 7 Aug 10

Tammy Flugh says...

It's a good day for rubbish excuses.
Blamed his lack of teeth for mispronunciation..
Blamed his dyslexia for speeding.
Blamed UFO for car crashing through pub wall.
(OK, I made the last one up)
It's a good day for rubbish excuses. Blamed his lack of teeth for mispronunciation.. Blamed his dyslexia for speeding. Blamed UFO for car crashing through pub wall. (OK, I made the last one up) Tammy Flugh

6:45pm Sat 7 Aug 10

another village idiot says...

What a pathetic whelk of a man for trying to get out of it. Tosspot. I hope he's proud of himself.
What a pathetic whelk of a man for trying to get out of it. Tosspot. I hope he's proud of himself. another village idiot

7:26pm Sat 7 Aug 10

southwicker says...

what a c*nt he shouldnt be allowed to drive forever, lucky he didnt wipe out a family the worthless miserable excuse for a human
what a c*nt he shouldnt be allowed to drive forever, lucky he didnt wipe out a family the worthless miserable excuse for a human southwicker

9:12pm Sat 7 Aug 10

ICantThinkOfAName says...

I wonder how often he ran out of fuel if he has problems reading his gauges.

And the security word is rely-PUSH.
I wonder how often he ran out of fuel if he has problems reading his gauges. And the security word is rely-PUSH. ICantThinkOfAName

9:55pm Sat 7 Aug 10

tom pepper says...

I'm sorry the geezer is terminally ill, but he's also terminally stupid, this can be proved by his actions. Is he trying to take a few other innocent people with him? I'm not being funny, but illness doesn't make you exempt from the law, does it?
I'm sorry the geezer is terminally ill, but he's also terminally stupid, this can be proved by his actions. Is he trying to take a few other innocent people with him? I'm not being funny, but illness doesn't make you exempt from the law, does it? tom pepper

11:34pm Sat 7 Aug 10

John Steed says...

what village (or town) has the privilage of accomodating this idiot
what village (or town) has the privilage of accomodating this idiot John Steed

8:02am Sun 8 Aug 10

tombraider59 says...

southwicker wrote:
what a c*nt he shouldnt be allowed to drive forever, lucky he didnt wipe out a family the worthless miserable excuse for a human
Do you have to use that sort of language? I know most of the word is marked out, but even so, it's not very nice.
[quote][p][bold]southwicker[/bold] wrote: what a c*nt he shouldnt be allowed to drive forever, lucky he didnt wipe out a family the worthless miserable excuse for a human[/p][/quote]Do you have to use that sort of language? I know most of the word is marked out, but even so, it's not very nice. tombraider59

11:37am Sun 8 Aug 10

tom pepper says...

John Steed wrote:
what village (or town) has the privilage of accomodating this idiot
One where the school taught us the way to spell PRIVILEDGE correctly. Please explain the IDIOT comment, or I'll have a word with Emma Peel about your rudeness!
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: what village (or town) has the privilage of accomodating this idiot[/p][/quote]One where the school taught us the way to spell PRIVILEDGE correctly. Please explain the IDIOT comment, or I'll have a word with Emma Peel about your rudeness! tom pepper

1:07pm Sun 8 Aug 10

davyboy says...

remove his licence for good. if he has trouble reading his speedo, he might have trouble with road signs, and other things too. there is NO excuse for speeding, and this is about the lamest i have ever heard. what a moron!!!
remove his licence for good. if he has trouble reading his speedo, he might have trouble with road signs, and other things too. there is NO excuse for speeding, and this is about the lamest i have ever heard. what a moron!!! davyboy

1:14pm Sun 8 Aug 10

TheInsider says...

That's not much of a defence if he is admitting that he cannot drive to the speed limit due to dyslexia, then he is admitting that he should not be behind the wheel at all because he is unable to follow safe instruction.
He may as well have said he was blind.
Just a plain old idiot.
That's not much of a defence if he is admitting that he cannot drive to the speed limit due to dyslexia, then he is admitting that he should not be behind the wheel at all because he is unable to follow safe instruction. He may as well have said he was blind. Just a plain old idiot. TheInsider

9:13pm Sun 8 Aug 10

remluf says...

Another stupid car driver.
Another stupid car driver. remluf

9:26am Mon 9 Aug 10

Tammy Flugh says...

tom pepper wrote:
John Steed wrote:
what village (or town) has the privilage of accomodating this idiot
One where the school taught us the way to spell PRIVILEDGE correctly. Please explain the IDIOT comment, or I'll have a word with Emma Peel about your rudeness!
It's "privilege", so you can stand in the corner with a dunce's cap too.
[quote][p][bold]tom pepper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: what village (or town) has the privilage of accomodating this idiot[/p][/quote]One where the school taught us the way to spell PRIVILEDGE correctly. Please explain the IDIOT comment, or I'll have a word with Emma Peel about your rudeness![/p][/quote]It's "privilege", so you can stand in the corner with a dunce's cap too. Tammy Flugh

10:54am Mon 9 Aug 10

kraftwerker says...

Quite simply, the chap's not fit enough to be driving. A three year ban and to be ordered to take an extended test is the right punishment, regardless of his current state of health. Perhaps this can be forced upon more rubbish drivers who currently seem to get away with a little slap on the wrists.
Quite simply, the chap's not fit enough to be driving. A three year ban and to be ordered to take an extended test is the right punishment, regardless of his current state of health. Perhaps this can be forced upon more rubbish drivers who currently seem to get away with a little slap on the wrists. kraftwerker

12:28pm Mon 9 Aug 10

The Good Driver says...

If I were to use 'dyslexia' as a defence for an inability to read a speedometer, I'd at least try to use the correct word. Dyscalculia is the term for numeric dyslexia.
If I were to use 'dyslexia' as a defence for an inability to read a speedometer, I'd at least try to use the correct word. Dyscalculia is the term for numeric dyslexia. The Good Driver

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