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Jug saves Darren

OPEN hero Darren Clarke was stopped for speeding on his 300-mile journey from Belfast to Killarney ... yet the Claret Jug proved just the ticket .

Clarke's Ferrari 612 Scagliette has "60 DC" emblazoned on the number plate, but it wasn't until he stepped out of the car that the Gardai recognised Clarke.

After he apologised and said he was bringing the Claret Jug to the Irish Open, the officers asked if they could have their snap taken with the trophy.

The Ulsterman obliged and then was sent on his way with only a warning.

Irish Independent