R driver was doing 90 on motorway

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An ‘R’ driver limited to doing 45mph was detected travelling at 90mph on the motorway, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

Caolan McGrail, Larkfield Meadows, Craigavon, was fined £100 for speeding on June 19 last year.

He was also given five points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

On a further charge of not displaying ‘R’ plates he was fined £75.

The court heard the defendant was travelling at 90mph along the M1 motorway between the Lurgan and Moira junctions.

Police inquiries revealed he was a restricted driver.

McGrail pleaded guilty to the offences himself in the court.