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Bouncer hit 190kph on M1

A BOUNCER drove at speeds of over 190kph as he rushed to work after his boss told him he would lose his job if he failed to show up, a court heard.

Artoras Jarutis (26) was doing speeds in excess of 190kph in 60kph and 80kph zones on the M50 and M1 motorways, which were undergoing road improvements at the time.

The court heard that Jarutis undertook a number of vehicles and also changed lanes a number of times.

Jarutis, of Fernleigh Drive, Blanchardstown, admitted at Swords District Court to dangerous driving and was fined €500 and was banned from driving for two years.

High IQ no use in a pub quiz

Pub quiz teams are more likely to win if they have people with a knowledge of celebrities and pop culture rather than high IQs, says a new report

Being able to recall story lines in soaps or recognise minor celebs is more useful than being academically bright when it comes to a pub quiz, it was found.

The study of 2,000 people by drinks firm J2O found it was more useful to have a high PQ -- a knowledge of pop culture and celebrities -- than a good IQ.

'Speeder had stolen clothes'

A SPEEDING driver is alleged to have had over €500 worth of stolen clothes in the boot of her car when gardai stopped her, a court heard.

Danielle Caffrey (20) was said to have reached speeds of 180kph on the M50 before she was pulled over.

The accused, of Ashington Mews in Cabra, appeared before Blanchardstown Court charged with driving while disqualified, and with three counts of possession of stolen property. The case was adjourned to March.

Chaos as Luas and taxi crash

LUAS services on the Red Line to Tallaght were briefly halted when a taxi and tram collided in the city centre.

The accident happened near the Smithfield stop.

Nobody was injured in the crash but the taxi was badly damaged.

The tram was driven away from the scene which was strewn with broken glass.

The collision happened at around 11am yesterday.