A FRIZINGTON woman has been prosecuted after breaking the national speed limit on the M6 Motorway.

Sarah Marsh, 35, of Main Street, admitted reaching between 100 mph and 120mph as she drove her Audi A5 on the morning of June 5 last year, Magistrates in Carlisle heard.

She was spotted by police speedometer at 10.15am.

It happened on the southbound carriageway at Roundthwaite near Tebay, the court heard.

Magistrates were told that a driving ban would lead to the loss of the defendant’s business in Preston and would have an impact on her husband, who worked at a business in Carlisle.

This would also impact on the family’s income.

After hearing details, magistrates fined the defendant £120, with £110 costs. They imposed a two-month disqualification. They said the ban was obligatory due to “repeat offending.”

They also ruled that the disqualification was appropriate because of the speed at which the defendant was travelling on the day of the offence. The defendant must also pay a £34 victim surcharge.