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Court told 20-year-old caught driving at speed round ‘blind corners’ was on way to college

Officers watched as the car, in wet conditions, took a number of corners without braking

A Keady man who was caught driving at speed through ‘blind corners’ has been handed five penalty points.

Court heard the 20-year-old had been heading to college where he is training to be an electrician when he was detected by police.

Matthew Robert Gibson, of Aughnagurgan Road, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Court heard that on December 5, police were passed at speed by a black Audi on the Coolmillish Road, Markethill.

Officers watched as the car, in wet conditions, took a number of corners without braking.

This was noted as being a winding road with a number of blind spots due to hedges.

Due to this police decided to stop the defendant who made no reply to caution.

Defence counsel stated: “On this day Mr Gibson had been travelling to Portadown, where he is at college training to be an electrician.

“He instructs this is a road that he is very familiar with and that he just was not cautious enough.”

The defendant was described as an “industrious young man” and the court was told that he worked in Dublin as well as the north.

Gibson was handed five penalty points and was ordered to pay a fine of £200, along with the offender’s levy of £15.

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