‘Back To The Future’ fan denies time travel attempt after speeding arrest

Essex driver was speeding 88mph in a DeLorean

A Back to the Future fan has been arrested for speeding after being caught driving at 88mph in a DeLorean car.

The incident echoes a scene from the classic 1985 film in which the character of Marty McFly (played by Michael J Fox) transports back to 1955 after reaching 88mph in a DeLorean car modified as a time machine.

The Guardian reports that Nigel Mills, 55 from Essex, paid £22,000 for the classic vehicle and was caught speeding on the A12 near Margaretting.

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“I wasn’t trying to time travel,” Mills said, adding that he was simply taking the iconic car for a “run around” and that he had initially bought the vehicle because “me and the rest of my family enjoyed the Back to the Future films”.

“When I’m out in it a few people recognise it, they slow down and take pictures,” he added.

Watch the original film scene beneath.

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