Restricted driver doing 109mph

An ‘R’ driver caught doing over 100mph on the motorway was banned from driving last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 3:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 3:56 pm

Christopher Michael Kennedy, whose address was given as Drumbeg, Craigavon, was accused that on January 5 this year he exceeded the 45mph speed limit for a restricted driver.

The court heard he was detected doing 109mph on the M1.

Entering a plea his solicitor, Mr Paddy Moriarty, said Kennedy’s sister worked in Dungannon and he went to collect her and was late.

He added his client was a young, inexperienced driver, his speed was far too much and he accepted he was going to be disqualified.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, said this was an exceptionally high speed for a restricted driver.

She fined him £150 and imposed a six month ban.