Woman caught speeding in Cargan after taking children for daily exercise during Covid lockdown

One of the incidents was in Cargan. Picture: Google Maps

A DEFENCE solicitor for a woman caught speeding twice within two days during the covid lockdown said she was delivering medicine to a friend and on the other occasion she was returning home after taking her children for their “daily exercise”.

Monika Kamecka (37), of Wakehurst Court, Ballymena, was detected doing 40mph in a 30 zone at Cullybackey Road in Ballymena and then 47mph in a 30mph zone at Cargan.

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said the offence happened during “lockdown” when the roads were quiet.

He said the defendant wished to apologise and had not taken up fixed penalty notices due to being on income support and had a “lack of funds”.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court, sitting in Antrim on Thursday, she pleaded guilty to two charges of excess speed.

The defendant was given six penalty points and fined £120.

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