Man arrested for driving his DeLorean car at exactly 88mph

A man professing to be a big fan of the Back to the Future films has been filmed driving his DeLorean car at precisely 88mph.  Nigel Mills was quoted as saying, “I wasn’t trying to time travel.  It was at 11.oo am on Sunday and the road was completely clear.” 

In the 1985 film, Marty McFly (played by Michael J Fox) manages to transport himself back to 1955 after hitting 88mph in the machine invented by Doc Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd).

Mr Mills was caught speeding on the A12 road near Margaretting, I Essex. He said he only takes the two-seater out a few times a year and had taken the car out for a bit of “run around” when he was caught speeding.

He appeared before Chelmsford magistrates, but the case was thrown out after the two officers who clocked him speeding were absent from the court date.

No details on whether or not Mills had kitted his car out with a “flux capacitor” – essential for time travel – have been released.

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