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Car enthusiasts sentenced for dangerous driving

|News, Driving offences

Two men who filmed themselves driving at high speeds along north Wales roads have been sentenced for dangerous driving at Caernarfon Crown Court.

David Murray and Timur Khayrov, both 30 years old, filmed themselves driving their Porsches along the B4501 in the Conwy area and the B4391 in Gwynedd on 16 March 2020, uploading the video to the YouTube channel “Vehicle Villains” where it was seen by the police.

Murray and Khayrov in one of the cars in the video
Murray (left) and Khayrov in one of the cars in the video

The pair had travelled from Scotland in order to drive their high-performance cars with Murray reaching a speed of 116mph and Khayrov reaching 105mph along the country roads.

Shot inside one of the cars, showing the speeds reached
Shot inside one of the cars, showing the speeds reached

Andrew Warman of the CPS said: “The two men showed a complete disregard for the safety of other road users which could have had devastating consequences.

“They treated these public roads as if they were a private racetrack and it’s fortunate that nobody was seriously injured.  

“The CPS authorised charges of dangerous driving after reviewing the evidence submitted by the police.”

Both men were sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment which was suspended for one year and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.  They were also disqualified from driving for 18 months and must take an extended driving test.

Notes to editors

  • Andrew Warman is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • David Murray (DOB: 29/3/1991) and Timur Khayrov (DOB: 26/10/1991) pleaded guilty to dangerous driving
  • Sentence took place on 10 December 2021.

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