Limerick motorist caught speeding three times in just two days

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

The motorist was caught speeding three times in two days, Kilmallock Court heard

The motorist was caught speeding three times in two days, Kilmallock Court heard

A FEMALE motorist was caught speeding three times in two days - including within 12 minutes of each other, a court in Limerick has heard.

A Go Safe operator said Bridget Casey, of Topping Park, Rathbane was driving at 59kms in a 50km zone at Ballysimon on August 17, 2017.

Ms Casey took the stand at Kilmallock Court and said she was driving the car but didn’t receive the fine in time to pay it.

Erin O’Hagan BL, who represented Ms Casey, said her client resides in a halting site.

“Postmen don’t deliver post there due to dogs and the like,” said Ms O’Hagan.

Ms Casey says she collects her post at the Dock Road depot but by the time she got it the deadline had passed.

Acting Bruff Superintendent, Inspector Dermot O’Connor said a garda delivered the summons and Ms Casey’s daughter received it.

“I must have been out at the time,” said Ms Casey.

Judge Marie Keane fined Ms Casey €250 for speeding.

The previous day, August 16, a Go Safe operator said a car registered to Ms Casey was speeding at 83kms in a 60kms zone in Ardnacrusha at 00.42am. Twelve minutes later, at 00.54am the same car was clocked at 119kms in the same location.

Ms Casey said she sold that car seven or eight months ago and named the individual who bought it.

Judge Keane said they were dealing in facts and asked for the exact date of change of ownership.

“It was three or four months before Christmas,” said Ms Casey.

Judge Keane said: “I’m reminding you, you are under oath.”

The judge fined Ms Casey €250 each on the speeding summonses and told Ms Casey to leave the witness box “before I lose my temper”.

She also received 15 penalty points which puts her off the road.