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Man who drove at over 100mph down M40 hard shoulder sentenced | UK News

Man who drove at over 100mph down M40 hard shoulder sentenced | UK News

​​​​​​​A man has been sentenced for child neglect and dangerous driving after going over 100mph down the hard shoulder of the M40. A police officer described the driving of Miley Connors as one of the “worst pieces of driving I have ever seen”. The 37-year-old was drunk at the time and caught on dashboard cameras racing down the hard shoulder of the motorway at over 100mph, swerving in and out of traffic. At around 4.10pm on 29 December 2021, Thames Valley Police received multiple calls about a silver SUV driving down the hard shoulder, at first in Warwickshire, before heading into Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Connors went on to hit the central reservation between junctions nine and 8A, causing his car to spin and lose a tyre. However, he kept driving until eventually he stopped on the hard shoulder, to get out and urinate. Image: Police received a number of calls from worried members of the public. Pic: Thames Valley Police Image: Pic: Thames Valley Police It was then a child got out the car and …

Q Acoustics M40 Review: A Superb Sounding Mini All-In-One Tower

Q Acoustics M40 Review: A Superb Sounding Mini All-In-One Tower

Streaming from a mix of AAC files from Apple Music on the iPhone 15 Pro, and both Qobuz and Spotify using the aptX compatible Sony Xperia 1 V, I was thoroughly entertained by the M40s. They’re balanced and surprisingly punchy, with a delicious low-end that I genuinely didn’t expect. Working through my Family Playlist, it’s blatant that these speakers don’t discriminate. Like the perfect wedding DJ, they’re happy if the audience is happy. The Prodigy’s classic dance-floor filler/emptier (delete depending on how old you were in 1994) “Your Love” bounces and rumbles with bags of energy, while Olivia Rodrigo’s ”Vampire” soars confidently, with impressive control, even at the sort of volume a 10-year-old daughter demands. From classical to classic rock, via electronica and acoustic, I’ve yet to be disappointed by the M40’s warm, accessible performance. Plugging my laptop in via USB port (maximum 24 bit/192 kHz via Qobuz) added more depth to the playback compared to standard Bluetooth streaming, but I imagine most owners will be delighted however they’re choosing to listen. As further reference, …