Speeding motorist gets four-month ban from road

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A YOUNG motorist detected travelling at speeds of between 90 and 100mph has lost his licence for four months.

Jonathan Johnston (22), of Lisnahilt Road, Broughshane, was also fined £50 in relation to the offence which was detected at Glenshane Road, Maghera, on January 16 last.

Johnston was fined a further £50 for having two defective tyres on the same date.

The court heard a police car was travelling behind the defendant’s vehicle at the time of the offences.

Imposing the penalties, Deputy District Judge King, told Johnston that he needed a period of disqualification to bring it home to him that speed is a major cause of accidents.