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.