A driver 'showing off to his mates' was recorded speeding at 90mph in a 40mph zone in Dorset.

Dorset Police's No Excuse team stopped the driver of the Volkswagen Golf in Ringwood Road, Bear Cross, on the outskirts of Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

A spokesman for the team said last night: "This evening the team have just recorded the driver of a VW Golf GTI at 125% over the speed limit. The driver is visiting Dorset for a holiday and was on his way back to a hotel, after a night out.

"He stated he'd drank one pint and passed the roadside breath test. He then stated, 'Sorry I was showing off to my mates, one of them told me there were no speed cameras on this section of the road so I floored it'.

"When we spoke to the three passengers they didn't seem that concerned or worried about the risks! Would you tell the driver to slow down? The driver has been reported to court. No Excuse #slowdown."