A KIDDERMINSTER motorist has been given a six-month prison sentence after trying to get out of a speeding ticket.

Mr Mihail Florea was caught travelling 64mph in a 50mph limit on the A449 at Hartlebury on May 29 last year.

Florea, of Park Street, denied being the driver of the vehicle and nominated two other people on two separate occasions, despite being sent photographs which appeared to clearly show it was him driving.

The 29-year-old was sentenced to six months in prison after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice at Worcester Crown Court.

Police said the case shows how seriously speeding offences are taken.

Supt Steph Brighton from West Mercia Police said: “There are many local residents whose quality of life is affected by people speeding through their community and families that unfortunately have experienced the devastating consequences that speeding and collisions can lead to.

"Enforcing the speed limit is a priority for us and those who chose to lie about such offences will not escape the law.”

Florea was sentenced on Tuesday June 14.