A DRIVER has been fined £161 for speeding on the M25 - but has been spared a ban.

Craig Williams, 41, of Bitterne Way, Southampton, admitted speeding at 79mph in an Audi A4 on the M25 anti-clockwise at Westerham on April 15 last year.

He already had nine points on his licence.

Maidstone magistrates imposed three more.

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Magistrates spared him a ban after being told he would lose his job if he lost his licence.

The court heard he would then not be able to pay his rent or bills if he lost his job.

Williams must pay a £34 victim surcharge and £110 prosecution costs.

He was not offered the change to go on a speeding awareness course as he was previously offered one within the last three years, the magistrates' court was told.

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