Young motorist caught driving at 91mph on A4 near Dungannon

Dungannon Courthouse. Credit: National World
Dungannon Courthouse. Credit: National World

Jody Armstrong, aged 20, from Belfast Road, Lisbellaw, was also handed five penalty points.

Prosecuting counsel said the the detection was made on July 1 last on the Annaghilla Road which is limited to 60mph.

A defence solicitor explained it was 12.30am and the road was clear and the defendant was alone at time and allowed his speed to increase.

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He said Armstrong worked as a stockroom assistant, lived in a rural area, and his licence is essential.

The solicitor said the defendant would have been offered a fixed penalty up to 90mph but he was only over.

Imposing the penalty along with a £15 offender's levy, District Judge Oonagh Mullan remarked that she couldn't believe he would be offered a fixed penalty for such a high speed.