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Stuck accelerator driver arrested
Kevin Nicolle
Kevin Nicolle said he had started to panic when his brakes failed
A motorist who said he drove for 60 miles at speeds of up to 130mph after the accelerator on his BMW car jammed has been arrested.

Kevin Nicolle, 26, of Southsea, Hampshire, was travelling down the A1 before he crashed into a roundabout at Blyth, Nottinghamshire, in March.

He later blamed the high speed ride on a mechanical fault.

Police confirmed Mr Nicolle was arrested on 24 May on suspicion of dangerous driving and later bailed.

The lorry driver had said he began to panic when its brakes started to fail and he was unable to put the automatic BMW 318 car in neutral.

He said he decided against turning off the engine for fear the steering would lock.




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