Speeding farmer (60) with clear record appears before judge

Ballymena Courthouse

A JUDGE told a 60-year-old farmer with a previously clear record who was detected doing 70mph in a 40mph zone: “I shouldn’t be addressing somebody of your experience and age in terms of speed”.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said it was very often “young drivers” who were before him for speeding.

He was speaking at Ballymena Magistrates Court to David Shaw, of Corbally Road, Galgorm, who admitted driving with excess speed at Garryduff Road near Dunloy on July 28 this year.

A defence lawyer said the defendant was driving his son’s vehicle.

The court heard the defendant apologised.

Two references were handed in to the judge.

The defendant was given four penalty points and fined £300.

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