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A teenager has been banned after doing 100mph in his mum's Mercedes on the M65 motorway [FILE PIC]
The 17 year-old, who cannot be named, was so delighted to pass his driving test in the New Year that days later he decided to take the family motor for a spin.
But Blackburn Magistrates Court heard that in the early hours he was clocked doing 100mph on the M65 motorway in Lancashire.
Now he has been stripped of his licence for six months and blasted by a judge for showing total disregard for other motorists.
Sentencing him, District Judge James Clarke said what he had heard described was either inexperience or showing off.
Blackburn Magistrates Court heard that in the early hours he was clocked doing 100mph
You placed yourself, your passengers and other road users at significant risk
James Clarke, District Judge
He added: "You placed yourself, your passengers and other road users at significant risk."
As the teenager is aged under 18 he cannot be identified.
The court heard police first became aware of the boy driving at excessive speed through Clayton-le-Moors, near Accrington, in Lancashire.
Prosecutor Catherine Allan said police spotted the boy at 1.35 am on a night when it had been raining and the roads were described as "wet and slippery".
He was travelling at speeds in excess of the limit and eventually joined the motorway where he increased his speed.
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Miss Allan added: "On the motorway he reached speeds up to 100mph.
"He left at junction six following a last minute lurch from lane three to the slip road at high speed."
When he was eventually stopped, the boy held up his hands and admitted to Lancashire traffic officers: "I'm in the wrong, it was unsafe."
The boy pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and speeding on the motorway.
The M65 motorway in Lancashire
He was made subject to a referral order for three months, banned from driving for six months and ordered to re-take his driving test.
He was ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.
Gareth Price, defending, said the consequences of his client's actions would be with him for a long time.
Mr Price said: "When he gets his licence back he will have the problem of getting insurance.
"His mother's car was fitted with a box by the insurance company to monitor the standard of his driving."