Court in Ballymena hears 110mph speeder's relationship had 'broken up' and she was on her way to see her best friend

Court in Ballymena hears 110mph speeder's relationship had 'broken up' and she was on her way to see her best friend

A MOTORIST caught speeding at 110mph was "deeply upset" on the day her four year relationship "had broken up" and was on her way to see her best friend, a defence solicitor said.

Details emerged at Antrim Magistrates Cpurt, sitting in Ballymena, regarding Ailish McKeating-Lynch (29), of Cedar Avenue in Belfast.

She was detected in a Ford Focus at 8.20pm on June 29 this year at Rathbeg on the M2 motorway near Antrim town.

Defence solicitor Niall Small said the defendant, a therapist, had allowed her speed to "creep up".

Deputy District Judge Trevor Browne said it was a "shockingly high speed".

He said he didn't understand how anybody's speed "creeps up" to 40mph over the speed limit.

Judge Browne added: "The consequences could have been catastrophic for her and for other road users"

He said the defendant probably had "learnt her lesson" and handed down three penalty points and a £200 fine.