A Dunloy plumber caught driving a van at 92mph in a 60mph zone on the Frosses Road told police the detection had capped “a bad day”.
Seamus Martin (51), of Bridge Road, was detected on October 23 this year after working a 13-hour day.
The defendant told police he didn’t realise he was going so fast but he knew he was in the wrong and added: “It’s just a bad day”.
Defence barrister Neil Moore said his client was overtaking a queue of traffic which contained a police vehicle.
He added: “It’s a lesson learned for a hard-working man”.
At Ballymena Magistrates Court on December 13, District Judge Nigel Broderick handed down six penalty points and a £300 fine and said: “You have to understand speed is a major cause of accidents”.