A MOTORIST from Street has been banned from driving for 28 days and handed a £239 court bill after pleading guilty to speeding on the A303.

Carol Demian, of Seymour Road, was caught driving at 118mph in an Audi on the dual carriageway when he was around two-and-a-quarter miles east of Wincanton. 

Demian, 32, committed the offence on February 22, 2021. 

He pleaded guilty under the single justice procedure on July 23. 

On Wednesday, he was fined £120 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £34 surcharge to fund victim services by Taunton Magistrates' Court.

Demian will pay his court bill in monthly instalments of £20 from March 23. 

He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 28 days.

Demian's guilty plea was taken into account when his sentence was imposed.

Another driver, Anthony Michael Weaver, of Abbots Way, Minehead, has been fined £250 after being recorded driving at 76mph on the A303 while two miles west of Wincanton.

Weaver, 48, committed the offence on February 5, 2021, in a Ford Transit van.

Vehicles of that class have a 60mph speed limit on dual carriageways.

He pleaded guilty under the single justice procedure on November 18, 2021. 

Weaver was fined and handed three penalty points at Taunton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. 

On the same day, he was fined £250 and told to pay £85 in costs and a £50 surcharge for driving the van "at a speed exceeding 60 miles per hour" at the A30 Meldon Dip near Okehampton on February 25, 2021.

He was handed another three points for this offence and had his driving licence revoked for six months "due to repeat offending".