Motorist fined £150

A motorist detected travelling at 70mph in a temporary speed restriction on the Cookstown dual carriageway, was fined £150 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 11:27 am

Maria McCullagh (44), of Bancran Road, Draperstown, was also given four penalty points and ordered to pay a £15 offender levy.

The court heard the detection was made on July 3 last when a temporary 40mph speed limit was in place at the time.

A defence lawyer said the defendant is a mother of three children and has no live points on her record.

Court hammer

He said the detection was made in a temporary 40mph zone on the dual carriageway where the speed limit is normally 60mph.

The lawyer added that her licence is essential as she works in her husband’s business.

Thieves steal football pitch - read here

Editor’s message:

Thank you for reading this article. We’re more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a copy of the paper. You can also support trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription of the News Letter.