A DRIVER travelling at 82mph in a 40 limit told police: "If I'm banned I will be sacked."

Officers from the Dorset Police No Excuse team stopped a Vauxhall Insignia in Ringwood Road, Bear Cross on Thursday July 2.

The driver said he had had a busy day and was keen to get home but became visibly upset, shaking his head with his hands over his face, when officers explained the court process.

"We don't like seeing people upset but he needs to slow down" said a police spokesman.

"We think he now understands the consequences of his actions and he will slow down. He was reported to court."