A DRIVER allegedly hit eyewatering speeds of 122mph while travelling past a police car.

Officers inside of an unmarked force vehicle stopped the driver after the were caught while travelling on a stretch of John Horrocks Way in Preston, which has a 50mph limit.

A spokesman said: “A hundred and twenty-two in a 50mph limit is totally unacceptable.

“The driver of this vehicle in front overtook an unmarked Police car and then accelerated to this crazy speed on John Horrocks Way.

“They were stopped and reported for summons for the offence.”