Wednesday 15 August 2018

Speeding McGregor in no-show for court

Stock picture: Getty
Stock picture: Getty

Robin Schiller

UFC champion Conor McGregor has had his speeding case adjourned for a second time after failing to show up in court.

The Dubliner was due to appear in Blanchardstown District Court yesterday morning to face the speeding charge.

It is alleged the 29-year-old, whose address is given as a property in south Dublin, was travelling in excess of the 100kmh speed limit on the N7 Naas Road at Rathcoole, Dublin, on March 31 last.

When the case was called yesterday morning, prosecuting Garda William Dempsey took the stand to give evidence.

However, the UFC fighter's business manager, Alan Geraghty, informed the court that Mr McGregor was not present.

Fine

Mr Geraghty also informed the court that he was acting as Mr McGregor's representative and that he was accepting the fine in relation to the offence.

The court heard that Mr McGregor returned the fixed charge notice, but forgot to attach his driving licence number.

"Well, he's not arguing the case, he's accepting the fine. He did return the notice and he didn't have his licence number on it," the business manager said.

Judge Miriam Walsh said that the defendant must either appear in court himself, or send a legal representative.

She adjourned the case to November 30 at Blanchardstown District Court.

Currently speeding results in a fine of €80 with three penalty points. If not paid within 28 days the fine increases to €120.

Irish Independent

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