Police are investigating a motorist who boasted about doing 164mph and posted a photo of the alleged speedo reading online.
Semi-pro boxing promoter and trainer Jamie Syndercombe, 29, allegedly did more than TWICE the legal limit in a powerful Audi S5.
Syndercombe took a snap of his dashboard showing the breakneck speed and put it on Twitter and also made it his Facebook profile picture.
He boasted of reaching the speed as he drove home down A1 from a fight in Leeds and said he had been forced to slow down because of other cars in his way.
Syndercombe describes himself on Twitter as ‘right-hand man’ to light heavyweight boxer Callum Johnson, who won gold for Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Boasting on Twitter alongside a photo of his speedometer he said: “Had a little blast in the S5 on the way home from #leedsshow #boxing #audi #s5 #shesabeast #plentymoreinher”
On Facebook he added: “I had to back of [sic] mate cars in my way this will hit 170 no probs.”
Syndercombe, from Boston, Lincs., first posted the photo on Twitter on April 12, when it is thought he was heading home from Johnson’s KO victory at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.
He added it to Facebook the next day posting it twice – before re-posting it again on April 27 twice again.
A month earlier Syndercombe – who also says he has a Category C truckers’ licence – was reported to have been fined by magistrates for driving without wearing a seatbelt.
That was in addition to the eight points he already had on his licence for driving without due care and attention into a lamp post in 2013, and failing to report the crash.
His online Facebook profile contains pictures of him posing on a boat, and also one of him in what looks like a flight simulator, containing a comment about his “bad” driving.
A friend wrote under that photo: “Now that is scary!!! If I got on a plane and saw you getting in the cockpit it would be a swift see yaaaaaa”
Jamie answered: “Ha ha it’s my driving that’s bad well so a couple of people say.. lol my flying is good.”
A former friend slammed him for posting the 164mph photo.
He said: “What an idiot. I don’t know why he thought it was a good idea to drive at that speed – let along post a picture of it.
“It’s very dangerous. The bit about him having to slow down because of other cars is just ridiculous.”
Lincolnshire police said: “Officers are aware and investigating.”
In a newspaper report from May 2013, it is reported Syndercombe was fined £200 for failing to deliver part of the registration document when transferring a vehicle.
Eight months later he was back in court after pleading guilty to colliding with a lamp post and a garden fence in his car, but failing to give his name and address, failing to report the accident, driving without due care and attention and not wearing an adult seatbelt.
He was fined £145, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85, and his licence was endorsed with eight points.
Three months ago it was reported he drove without a seatbelt and was fined £83 fine, and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and #85 costs.
He is listed as a director of Lincolnshire Personnel Limited – a company which provides workforce for crop production – in 2013.
The fastest driver convicted by a British court was caught doing 172mph in January 2007.
Timothy Brady, 33, of Harrow, north-west London admitted dangerous driving in a Porsche 911 Turbo on the A420 in Oxfordshire and was jailed for 10 weeks.
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson admitted he once drove at 186mph on a public road while speaking at the Hay Literary Festival in 2008.
When challenged, Syndercombe refused to confirm or deny he had been doing the speed he was boasted about.
He said: “This is the first I’ve heard about it.
“The police haven’t been in touch with me about it. Why haven’t the police been in touch with me about it?
“I wouldn’t know anything about it. You’re mental.
“I ain’t going to comment nothing because obviously as far as I’m aware there’s no investigation at all going ahead.
“There is no proof to show it was me in the car at all, and there’s no proof to even show it was on the A1 in Leeds.
“Don’t we all like make stories up now and again, just to try and show off, just to try and make ourselves feel a little bit better about ourselves?”
Asked whether he was making it up, he answered: “I don’t know.”
He added: “I don’t want to say nothing.
“Just because the speedo on the car says that speed, and I’ve put that I’ve done that from Leeds, doesn’t actually mean that it was me in the vehicle for one, and for two that I was even on the A1.
“Just because I’ve put it on there and said that, for all you know I could have been on a rolling road.”
Asked if he was on a rolling road, he answered: “Listen I don’t need to answer that.”