Bangor teenager banned from roads for 14 months for dangerous driving

Bangor teenager banned from roads for 14 months for dangerous driving

A BANGOR teenager who admitted dangerous driving has been banned from the roads for 14 months and fined £200.

Ross Murray (18), of Bexley Parks, committed the offence on January 19 this year.

A prosecutor told Newtownards Magistrates' Court police saw Corsa and Polo cars being driven at "speed" and in an "erratic" manner in a car park at Bloomfield Shopping Centre.

The vehicles were "revving engines" as they turned round a mini-roundabout.

The vehicles went towards East Circular Road dual-carriageway and were "travelling beside each other in lane one and two".

Police estimated they were doing speeds of 70mph in a 40mph zone.

The other driver was recently dealt with at court.

Regarding Murray, a defence lawyer said the defendant would say they "weren't actually racing" but it was accepted the driving was dangerous.

The lawyer said the 'A Level student" wished to apologise but "unfortunately, his driving career has got off to a very poor start".