A SURGEON was caught driving at 125mph down the M4.

Mohammad Nefiea Mohammad was banned from the roads for 21 days by Swindon magistrates yesterday after he admitted speeding.

The 51-year-old, from Roath, Cardiff, was behind the wheel of a Mercedes C220 on the M4 between junctions 17 and 18 on February 29 last year.

A police officer clocked him driving at 125mph, prosecutor Mike Smith told the court.

Speaking in his own defence, Dr Mohammad said he was a dental surgeon and was very sorry and embarrassed to have been driving at such a high speed. 

He said: “I know very well that...at that speed I could have hurt myself, a passenger, maybe other people in other vehicles, if an accident had happened. It could be children in a car, it could be old people. I admit it was wrong and I really apologise. I promise this isn’t going to happen again.”

The doctor asked magistrates not to ban him from driving, as he needed to commute to different hospitals. A driving disqualification would have an impact on the father-of-two’s family. 

He was fined £567, banned from driving for three weeks and ordered to pay £110 costs and a £57 victim surcharge.

Chairman of the bench Joanna Cadzow said: "We know you've apologised to the court and you're remorseful but these are speeds way in excess of the law."