TWO van drivers are among several motorists who appeared before Poole Magistrates' Court for speeding last week.

Matthew James, of Hankinson Road in Bournemouth, was caught speeding at more than 85 miles per hour on a 50mph road.

The defendant, 27, was behind the wheel of a Ford van on the A37 at Holywell Cross, Dorchester on April 19 when he was caught driving at 86mph.

He was fined £369 and banned from driving for 21 days.

Mark Adams, of Pryors Walk in Lytchett Matravers, was convicted on the same day of driving a Mercedes van on the A35 Puddletown Bypass at 72mph. The offence happened on March 27.

The speed limit is 60mph.

Adams, 38, was given three points on his licence and fined £185.

However, no totting disqualification was given after magistrates heard he would lose his job and his home.

Matthew Ballard, 38, was convicted of driving a Ford on the A35 Upton Bypass at 102mph. The speed limit on the stretch is 70mph.

The defendant, of Mallard Close in Bournemouth, was caught on April 21.

He was fined £200.

Ballard was also convicted of driving without due care and attention in connection with the same incident. He was given six points on his licence and fined a further £130.

Timothy Hubbard, of Haycrafts Lane in Swanage, was given six points after being convicted of riding a Kawasaki motorbike on the A35 Puddletown Bypass at 101mph on April 26.

The speed limit is 70mph.

Hubbard, 22, was given six points on his licence. He was also fined £392.

Kamil Mrozinski, 23 and of Cecil Road, Bournemouth, was convicted of riding an 125cc Yamaha scooter on the A347 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth at 41mph. The speed limit is 30mph.

Mrozinski, who committed the offence on December 16 last year, was fined £70 and given three points on his licence.