A DRIVER has been fined almost £1,000 for speeding on the A35 near Bridport in his Mercedes.

Paul Richard Knight, aged 60, broke the 50mph speed limit on the A35 at Miles Cross by travelling at a speed of 86mph. He was caught on manned speed recording equipment.

Knight, who is from Plymouth, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday and admitted the charge. The offence happened on January 29. 2021.

The defendant was fined £985 and must also pay a victim surcharge of £100, and costs of £110. His driving record is to be endorsed with six penalty points.