Sunday 22 October 2017

Motorist (21) was 'driving at one of the highest speeds gardai had come across'

Gardai from the Naas Traffic Corps detect motorist driving at a speed of 208km/h (Photo: An Garda Siochana)
Gardai from the Naas Traffic Corps detect motorist driving at a speed of 208km/h (Photo: An Garda Siochana)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A motorist has been convicted of dangerous driving after gardai caught him speeding at "one of the highest speeds they had come across".

The 21-year-old driver was detected speeding on the M7 motorway between Monasterevin and Kildare.

The motorist was driving at a speed of 208lm/h in the 120km/h zone.

Gardai described the road conditions as "wet" and said there was plenty of traffic in the area.

The temperature on the day in question was 4'c.

Naas Traffic corps were conducting the speed checkpoint when the driver was caught in late January.

He has since been convicted of dangerous driving, as a fixed charge penalty notice "was not an option in this case".

Gardai from Naas Traffic Corps said it was one of the highest speeds they had ever detected.

The man has been imprisoned for three months and was fined €1,000.

He has been disqualified from driving for four years. He also has to re-sit his driving test after the disqualification.

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