A woman driving an Audi A3 who was caught doing more than twice the speed limit in a residential area in Ballymena has been banned from driving for two weeks and fined £400.
Deborah Storey (30), of Deerfin Road, Ballymena, was detected doing 63mph in a 30mph zone at Dans Road, on April 23 this year.
At Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday, she pleaded guilty to an excess speed charge.
District Judge Nigel Broderick said: “Time and time again we are told that speed is a major cause of accidents. The courts must take a strong approach especially when you were travelling at double the limit”.
References regarding the defendant were handed in to the court.
Defence barrister Michael Smyth said: “The defendant accepted her culpability. A momentary period of absent-mindedness allowed her speed to creep up”.
He said she drives many miles and works throughout the island of Ireland.
Bail was fixed for appeal.