Belfast motorist was caught driving at '110mph' after wheels were 'aligned'

Belfast motorist was caught driving at '110mph' after wheels were 'aligned'

A BELFAST motorist in an Audi A6 was detected driving at speeds of up to 110mph on the M2 near Templepatrick.

Police followed George Morrison (20), of Tyndale Grove, and monitored the speed on their speedometer.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, the defendant admitted exceeding a 70mph limit on December 30 last year.

The court heard the speed was between 105-110mph and defence solicitor Andrew Kinney said the defendant was "incredibly candid at the roadside" with police when he told officers 105mph was "about what I was doing".

The court heard the defendant had his wheels "aligned" in Antrim and the speed was detected on the way home when there was "light traffic".

The defence lawyer said his client wished to apologise.

The solicitor said the defendant works with a contracting firm and the "stark reality" was a ban could put his job at risk.

The defendant was banned from driving for a month and fined £150.