Oldbury driver avoids jail following 130mph road race

An Olbury driver has narrowly avoided jail after he reached speeds of up to 130mph while racing on a Birmingham dual carriageway.

33 Year-old Zafar Iqbal, of Victoria Road, reached breakneck speeds on the A38 during an illegal road race with Amar Paul and Tejinder Bhuee in March.

However, they were tailed by an unmarked police car deployed as part of Operation Hercules – a regional police campaign targeting reckless road users. 

Iqbal, Paul and Bhuee admittedt dangerous driving and street racing at Birmingham Crown Court. They were given six-month jail terms suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work.

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