'R' driver (19) banned at Ballymena Court after being caught doing almost 100mph

'R' driver (19) banned at Ballymena Court after being caught doing almost 100mph

AN 'R' driver restricted to 45mph was caught doing almost 100mph.

Connor McGreevy (19), of Lislane Drive, Saintfield, was detected doing 97mph on the M2 motorway near Antrim on January 22 this year.

A defence barrister told Ballymena Magistrates Court the defendant had received a call that his pregnant partner was unwell and he was rushing home.

The lawyer added: "The speed limit did fall to the back of his mind, he was so consumed by fear and worry for his partner".

The defendant was banned from driving for two weeks and fined £150.

  • Main picture: The detection was made at Rathbeg on the M2 motorway. Picture: General image of area from Google Street View.