A driver who was "showing off" but only had a provisional licence was caught by police speeding at more than 100mph on the M40. 

The learner driver in a VW Golf was pulled over by police after they were caught going at an average of 117mph between junction 5 and junction 6 on the motorway. 

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They were caught at 10.45pm on Thursday, February 4. 

Thames Valley Police roads policing unit said: "This motorist caught our attention by zooming up the M40.

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"A check showed an average of 117mph down the J5-6 Canyon.

"It transpired the driver only had a provisional licence. Driver reported to court and vehicle seized, all because he was ‘showing off’."